Santa Monica considers preservation covenant on historic (former) post office

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The historic Santa Monica post office was shut down on June 29, and now the Postal Service is preparing to sell the building.  City officials are looking for ways to protect the building by creating a “preservation covenant” that would, according to City staff, “prohibit the purchaser of the property, as well as all future owners of the property, from undertaking any … Read More

Dismantling the legacy: More post office suspensions, relocations, and sales

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The Postal Service is continuing its push to dismantle the country’s vast network of brick-and-mortar post offices.  Post offices are being suspended over minor lease disputes, historic buildings are being sold to the highest bidder, and retail services are being moved to smaller, usually less convenient locations. Post offices just don’t seem very important to the leadership of the Postal … Read More