University looks to renovate historic post office in Florence, SC

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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

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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

Local tech company to occupy historic Union Square post office in Somerville, MA

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thesomervilletimes.com: The historic Union Square Post Office building in Somerville, MA, will soon be home to RightHand Robotics, a local technology company that grew out of a team of researchers from Harvard, Yale and MIT. RightHand Robotics is a leader in end-to-end solutions that reduce the cost of e-commerce order-fulfillment across industries, bringing the latest technological developments from the lab … Read More

Morristown NJ moves to save iconic post office with $1.5 million purchase bid

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Daily Record: The town of Morristown, New Jersey has submitted a $1.5 million bid to buy the century-old U.S. Post Office, a decaying, 19,000-square-foot facility by The Green that is listed on state and national historic registers. “We want to preserve it and possibly use it for town functions or partner with some non-profits and bring it back to its glory. We have … Read More

Chicago awards old Post Office preliminary landmark status, tax incentive

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Curbed Chicago: Currently in the midst of a multi-year renovation into high-tech offices, Chicago’s 1930’s Main Post Office building was awarded a preliminary landmark recommendation at yesterday’s meeting of the City’s Commission on Landmarks. In addition to protecting the 2.8 million-square-foot Art Deco structure from future demolition, the move also enabled the project to receive a special tax assessment to … Read More

Planning Board Approves Developer’s Proposal For Former Post Office in Princeton, NJ

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Princeton’s Planning Board last week voted unanimously in favor of an application to turn the former U.S. Post Office branch on Palmer Square into a restaurant. Triumph Brewing Company is expected to move from its current location on Nassau Street to the historic Palmer Square building. No official target date for the move has been mentioned. “My client closed with … Read More