USPS to close historic post office in Lihue, Hawaii, and sell the building

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The Garden Island: The historic Rice Street post office in Lihue, Hawaii, will be closing its doors. The U.S. Postal Service made the announcement Friday, after it spent nearly a year considering the decision. They did not give a date of the closure. “It’s a shame, but I can see why they’re doing it, especially with the parking,” said Karen … Read More

USPS to move post office out of historic Federal Building in Scranton, PA

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The Times-Tribune: The United States Postal Service will hold a public meeting next month about its plan to move the post office from the William J. Nealon Federal Building in downtown Scranton to an as-yet-undetermined, smaller location nearby, a postal official said Friday. The post office at the Federal Building, 235 N. Washington Ave. at Linden Street, has about 10,000 … Read More

Mahwah, NJ, post office staying downtown – for now

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northjersey.com: A controversial proposal to move the main post office in Mahwah, NJ, to an annex outside the center of town has been scrapped, according to postal officials. Kurtis Bullard, a U.S. Postal Service real estate specialist, said the agency abandoned a plan to relocate to the annex post office on Industrial Avenue for “financial reasons.” Upgrading the annex to provide delivery and counter service would have cost around $600,000, he said. In June, postal service officials had proposed moving operations … Read More

Letters could save historic Lihue post office

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Thegardenisland.com: The potential relocation of the Rice Street post office in Lihue, Hawaii, to the carrier annex by the airport is still up in the air. And, representatives from the U.S. Postal Service met for two hours with about 25 people at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall Wednesday to clarify misinformation shared at the last public meeting in April. … Read More

Could the downtown Grand Rapids, MI, post office finally be moving?

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For years Grand Rapids city leaders have tried to negotiate a way to pry prime property from the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the downtown area. It hasn’t worked. But now, multiple sources are telling WZZM 13 new discussions are underway between Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss and the federal government to try to make a deal for the … Read More

Push to save – and rename – Richmond post office continues

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Richmond Standard: The U.S. Postal Service’s recent announcement that it will sell the historic Main Post Office building at 1025 Nevin Ave in Richmond, Calif. has not slowed Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s attempt to rename the 1938-built structure after a former Richmond postmaster. “Mark will continue to push for the passage of the renaming legislation in tandem with his efforts to … Read More