Santa Monica’s historic post office building is back on the market, may sell for $13 million more than the USPS got for it

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Santa Monica Daily Press: Santa Monica’s historic post office building is back on the market. SkyDance Productions purchased the property in 2014 for about $27 million and has received entitlements to modify the building. However, the company has already outgrown the space and won’t occupy the site. The application to reuse the building included a remodeled interior and construction of … Read More

Residents resist closure of landmark post office in Richmond, Calif.

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East Bay Times: Closing the main post office in Richmond, Calif., would strike a serious blow against the city’s neediest people as well as to a downtown business district on the brink of a boom, participants at a town hall meeting on Thursday agreed with virtual unanimity. It also would disconnect the city from an important piece of its architectural heritage … Read More

Developer readies proposal to put restaurant in old Post Office in Princeton, NJ

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centraljersey.com: A developer is on track to go before the Princeton Planning Board next month with a proposal to put a restaurant in the old Post Office in Palmer Square, in reusing a 1930s building in the heart of an upscale shopping and dining district. David Eichler, a California-based real estate businessman, was the winning bidder to obtain the parcel by … Read More

Historic post office in Wrightsville, Georgia, closes for emergency suspension

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According to WMGT, the Postal Service has closed the historic post office in Wrightsville, Georgia, for an emergency suspension.  The news item does not say what caused the suspension or how long it might last.  A mobile unit near the post office will serve as a retail outlet, and delivery operations will be relocated to the Sandersville Post Office. Emergency suspensions typically … Read More

Hearing on planned Richmond CA post office closure set for Wednesday

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Richmond Standard: A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 31 on the U.S. Postal Service’s controversial proposal to close the historic Main Post Office branch at 1025 Nevin Ave in Richmond, California. USPS is considering relocating services to the Richmond McVittie Detached Delivery Unit at 2100 Chanslor Ave. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Richmond City Council … Read More

Morristown NJ may buy its historic post office

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Morristown Green: It’s not your typical fixer-upper. Walls are crumbling. Ceilings have gaping holes. Once-shiny brass fixtures hide under coats of paint. Bathrooms look like they have not been used–or cleaned–since the Wilson Administration, when the Morristown Post Office opened. Still, town officials saw possibilities when they toured the place on Friday. “I’m excited about the prospect of restoring this … Read More

Historic post office building in Niles MI may become marijuana dispensary

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WNDU: A potential buyer has approached the city of Niles, Mich., about buying the former post office and opening a marijuana dispensary inside.  (According to Wikipedia, the Old U.S. Post Office in Niles was built in 1909 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.  The city of Niles took ownership of the building in 1983.) It’s no longer of a question of if. Medical marijuana … Read More

Scappoose, Oregon, Post Office named historic place

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thechronicleonline.com: The U. S. Postal Service building in Scappoose is officially Oregon’s newest entry to the National Register of Historic Places. A consulting firm in Portland nominated the 48-year-old building to the registry as an example of the Modern style of architecture. The building belongs to the federal government. The Scappoose Post Office opened in February of 1966. In contrast … Read More

Feds approve deal to insulate Trump from Post Office hotel

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Politico: The government agency serving as a landlord for the Trump hotel that sits on federal property in downtown Washington has approved an arrangement where President Donald Trump will maintain a financial interest in the project but agree not to receive any profits or other funds while he serves as president. The General Services Administration concluded that Trump’s pledge not … Read More

Congressman wants fair warning of closure of historic Richmond CA post office

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Richmond Standard: An announcement by the U.S. Post Office earlier this year that it intends to close the 1025 Nevin Ave. branch and sell the property has prompted action by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11). DeSaulnier is demanding that the U.S. Postal Service provide at least 10 days advance notice to Congressional offices if and when it decides to close, sell, move or … Read More

Postal Service announces plan to sell historic Richmond CA post office

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East Bay Times: The United States Postal Service announced Wednesday that it plans to close Richmond’s downtown post office, a historic building considered a landmark for the city, dealing a blow to efforts to attract more investment to the area. The art deco-era building at 1025 Nevin Ave. was built in 1938 as part of the New Deal program launched by President … Read More

USPS mulls closing historic New Deal post office in Lihue, Hawaii

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As reported in HawaiiNewsNow, U.S. Postal Service is considering closing the Lihue post office on Kauai, but the public still has the opportunity to weigh in on the decision.  Officials posted a sign at the location on Rice Street, saying the building is no longer necessary for postal operations.  This location is the only one in town, notes the news article. The … Read More