Historic Post Office in Richmond, Calif, to be sold despite opposition

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East Bay Times: The downtown post office in Richmond, Calif., will close, the U.S. Postal Service has decided, despite the fervent objections of the mayor, the local county supervisor and U.S. congressman, much of the business community, civic organizations, and many neighborhood residents. The news came in a letter, stamped Aug. 10 and addressed to Mayor Tom Butt, posted on … Read More

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

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

The coconuts are in the mail: Citizens challenge proposal to close the Lihue Post Office (video)

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The Postal Service is planning to close the post office in Lihue, Hawaii, and to sell the building, a historic structure built in 1939 during the New Deal that is on the Hawaii State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.  The Postal Service plans to relocate retails services to a USPS facility at the airport. This video  features the public meeting on the proposed … 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