Historic Bethesda MD post office to become fitness center

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The new yoga and fitness studio that will eventually call the historic Bethesda U.S. Post Office home is setting up a temporary pop-up studio at the Bethesda Crescent building at 7475 Wisconsin Ave.  Bridges Fitness & Yoga owner Alain Cohen said in an email Monday the business plans to use the pop-up studio to teach a range of classes and to inform … Read More

NYC’s Historic Farley Post Office is now Fashion Week’s central hub

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New York Fashion Week has made the historic James A. Farley Post Office in NYC its central hub.  That means what while the most discerning style icons in the world are shuffling in and out the back doors on their way to fashion shows, the rest of the city will be using the front of the building to mail packages. Here’s how the massive structure across the … Read More

Joel Silver’s Dream Venice Post Office Project Is Stalled and In Debt

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Nearly two and a half years after an elaborate rollout, Joel Silver's repurposing of the historic Venice post office as his film production headquarters has stalled. The project has been beset by multiple design changes, unpaid bills and taxes that are past due,  interviews and public filings show. The future headquarters of Silver Pictures— covered in scaffolding and scarred by graffiti — appears … Read More

Historic Topeka post offices nominated to National Register

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In January 2014, the Postal Service announced its intention to sell the historic post office in Topeka, Kansas.  It's a controversial decision, not simply because the community doesn't want to lose a post office.  The building housed the courtroom where the Brown v. Board of Education case challinging school segregation was heard in 1951.  The City of Topeka received word this … Read More

Historic Plymouth MI post office to become specialty food market

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The historic post office in Plymouth, Michigan, was sold earlier this year, and now the new owner has announced that the space will be leased to the Westborn Market, which will be opening a specialty grocery store.  Westborn is working with state and local officials, including Plymouth’s Historic District Commission, to make sure renovations are in keeping with the building’s original … Read More

Historic York PA post office to become event venue

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The historic post office in York, Pennsylvania, was sold to developer George Sacarello for $350,000.  The sale  was controversial because in 2012, City Council members and several city officials voiced concern because he owed thousands in back property taxes and back sewer and refuse fees.  Now Sacarello is all paid up, and he’s working on the post office makeover.  He doesn’t want to … Read More