University looks to renovate historic post office in Florence, SC

University looks to renovate historic post office in Florence, SC

Renovations planned for an old post office in downtown Florence, SC, are on hold after Francis Marion University announced the multi-million-dollar project last February. University officials said they expected to start moving into the old post office building this year, but they’re still waiting on the funds to move forward with the project. FMU President Dr. Fred Carter said with the ... Read More
As Work Space, Old Post Offices Have a Timeless Allure

As Work Space, Old Post Offices Have a Timeless Allure

New York Times: The Postal Service moved out of its longtime main post office in downtown Chicago in 1997, but ideas for remaking the Art Deco behemoth never gained traction. The huge building sat vacant, a far cry from the time when workers could sort up to 35 million letters a day there and residents posted mail in its elegant lobby, ... Read More
New Haven, Conn., post office in jeopardy of closing

New Haven, Conn., post office in jeopardy of closing

nbcconnecticut.com: One of the few postal facilities in New Haven, Conn., might soon be closing.  The United States Postal Service has circulated a notice to post office box users that the Federal Station facility on Chapel Street in downtown New Haven is being considered for closure, due in part to a lack of use. That notice said in part, “… ... Read More
Postal Service finalizes decision to relocate downtown post office in Muskogee, OK

Postal Service finalizes decision to relocate downtown post office in Muskogee, OK

Stillwater News Press: U.S. Postal Service officials issued a final decision to relocate its downtown retail service center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. In a letter dated Jan. 31, officials said the post office will move from its West Okmulgee Avenue location to a suite at Arrowhead Mall. The planned relocation — a process that was made public in July 2015 — was ... Read More
Reasnor, Iowa, post office closed for emergency suspension

Reasnor, Iowa, post office closed for emergency suspension

The Postal Service announced Wednesday what it’s calling a temporary closure of the post office in Reasnor, Iowa, but the Postal Service said there is no timetable to reopen the location.  In a press release, the postal service said all postal operations at the Reasnor office will be relocated to the U.S. Post Office in Monroe at 117 W. Marion ... Read More
How to rent a piece of history: JLL's USPS Properties for Lease

How to rent a piece of history: JLL’s USPS Properties for Lease

Last summer Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) replaced CBRE as the Postal Service’s exclusive provider of real estate services.  As stated on the USPS page on its website, JLL is "the transaction manager and exclusive broker for USPS’ 280 million-square-foot U.S. portfolio."  JLL is responsible for negotiating leases on 25,500 properties the Postal Service leases from private owners, brokering the sale of USPS ... Read More
The Postal Service gets a new real estate provider

The Postal Service gets a new real estate provider

The Postal Service has ended its contract with CBRE as the agency’s exclusive real estate provider.  A few months ago, the Postal Service awarded a contract to a new broker, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Los Angeles-based CBRE (aka CB Richard Ellis), the world’s largest commercial real estate firm, became the sole provider of real estate services for the Postal Service in ... Read More
USPS considers relocation of Green Street post office in Gainesville, FL

USPS considers relocation of Green Street post office in Gainesville, FL

With the U.S. Postal Service considering a move from its Green Street location in Gainesville, Florida, Brenau University officials on Tuesday publicly declared their interest in the property. “We have long coveted that space,” Brenau President Ed Schrader said during a public hearing on the proposed post office relocation. “We would love to move students into that facility, primarily for ... Read More
USPS says it’s continuing search for new post office site in Zanoni, MO

USPS says it’s continuing search for new post office site in Zanoni, MO

U.S. Postal Service real estate specialist Vee Spikes told the Times Monday that he had no new information related to the $270,000 post office USPS proposes to open later this year in Zanoni, MO. He referred future media inquiries to USPS strategic communications specialist Stacy St. John in Kansas City, who told the Times in a two-sentence email what was ... Read More
Postal Service to hold public meeting on possible relocation of retail services in Cincinnati, Iowa

Postal Service to hold public meeting on possible relocation of retail services in Cincinnati, Iowa

The U.S. Postal Service will be holding a public meeting about possible relocation of the retail services of the post office this week in Cincinnati, Iowa. The meeting will be held at the Cincinnati Community Center at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. Cincinnati’s post office was shut down several months ago due to structural and safety issues with the ... Read More
Community fundraises to restore historic post office in Penland, NC

Community fundraises to restore historic post office in Penland, NC

The Penland Post Office and General Store, located at 1162 Penland Road in Penland, NC, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.  An online auction is being held Feb. 1-8 to raise funds for the next step of its restoration. The Penland Post Office and General Store holds a special place for the Mitchell County town ... Read More
Canada Post Plan: Feds To Halt Community Mail Box Conversions, But Won't Restore Door-To-Door

Canada Post Plan: Feds To Halt Community Mail Box Conversions, But Won’t Restore Door-To-Door

The federal Liberals are terminating a program launched by the former Conservative government to convert existing home mail delivery in Canada to community boxes. But some 840,000 families who have already started walking down the street for their mail since the conversions began in 2014 won't see door-to-door delivery restored. The move is expected to upset postal workers who have ... Read More
Trial Unlikely in Fight Over Berkeley Post Office

Trial Unlikely in Fight Over Berkeley Post Office

A federal judge seemed disinclined to order a trial in the U.S. Postal Service’s now four-year legal fight with the city of Berkeley over the planned sale of its historic downtown post office, wary of claims the city is intentionally trying to diminish the building’s value and discourage buyers. “We’re not just talking about the Postal Service’s ability to sell ... Read More
Postal workers (and others) bid a fond farewell to Congressman Darrell Issa

Postal workers (and others) bid a fond farewell to Congressman Darrell Issa

Congressman Darrell Issa announced today that he will not seek re-election to the House.  After spending much of his term as chair (2010 - 2015) of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holding hearings and promoting legislation that would have ended Saturday delivery, required millions of households to convert to cluster box delivery, created a commission to close ... Read More
Zanoni, MO, post office to reopen in pricey new alternate quarters

Zanoni, MO, post office to reopen in pricey new alternate quarters

The U.S. Postal Service plans to spend approximately $270,000 to $280,000 to reopen a post office facility in the area of Zanoni, MO, USPS real estate specialist Vee Spikes said Monday at a meeting held at the Gainesville post office. The new facility will be open two hours a day during the week and four hours on Saturday, operated by ... Read More
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