The Postal Service gets a new real estate provider

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The Postal Service has ended its contract with CBRE as the agency’s exclusive real estate provider.  A few months ago, the Postal Service awarded a contract to a new broker, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Los Angeles-based CBRE (aka CB Richard Ellis), the world’s largest commercial real estate firm, became the sole provider of real estate services for the Postal Service in … Read More

USPS considers relocation of Green Street post office in Gainesville, FL

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With the U.S. Postal Service considering a move from its Green Street location in Gainesville, Florida, Brenau University officials on Tuesday publicly declared their interest in the property. “We have long coveted that space,” Brenau President Ed Schrader said during a public hearing on the proposed post office relocation. “We would love to move students into that facility, primarily for … Read More

USPS says it’s continuing search for new post office site in Zanoni, MO

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U.S. Postal Service real estate specialist Vee Spikes told the Times Monday that he had no new information related to the $270,000 post office USPS proposes to open later this year in Zanoni, MO. He referred future media inquiries to USPS strategic communications specialist Stacy St. John in Kansas City, who told the Times in a two-sentence email what was … Read More

Community fundraises to restore historic post office in Penland, NC

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The Penland Post Office and General Store, located at 1162 Penland Road in Penland, NC, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.  An online auction is being held Feb. 1-8 to raise funds for the next step of its restoration. The Penland Post Office and General Store holds a special place for the Mitchell County town. … Read More

Canada Post Plan: Feds To Halt Community Mail Box Conversions, But Won’t Restore Door-To-Door

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The federal Liberals are terminating a program launched by the former Conservative government to convert existing home mail delivery in Canada to community boxes. But some 840,000 families who have already started walking down the street for their mail since the conversions began in 2014 won’t see door-to-door delivery restored. The move is expected to upset postal workers who have … Read More

Trial Unlikely in Fight Over Berkeley Post Office

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A federal judge seemed disinclined to order a trial in the U.S. Postal Service’s now four-year legal fight with the city of Berkeley over the planned sale of its historic downtown post office, wary of claims the city is intentionally trying to diminish the building’s value and discourage buyers. “We’re not just talking about the Postal Service’s ability to sell … Read More

Postal workers (and others) bid a fond farewell to Congressman Darrell Issa

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Congressman Darrell Issa announced today that he will not seek re-election to the House.  After spending much of his term as chair (2010 – 2015) of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holding hearings and promoting legislation that would have ended Saturday delivery, required millions of households to convert to cluster box delivery, created a commission to close … Read More

Zanoni, MO, post office to reopen in pricey new alternate quarters

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The U.S. Postal Service plans to spend approximately $270,000 to $280,000 to reopen a post office facility in the area of Zanoni, MO, USPS real estate specialist Vee Spikes said Monday at a meeting held at the Gainesville post office. The new facility will be open two hours a day during the week and four hours on Saturday, operated by … Read More

Feds Press Lawsuit Against Berkeley’s Historic Civic Center District

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Save the Berkeley Post Office Newsletter: The City of Berkeley and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), acting on behalf of the U.S. Postal Service, will be in Federal Court on Thursday January 11, 2018. This hearing is the result of a suit filed by the DOJ against Berkeley on August 22, 2016. The DOJ suit alleges that Berkeley’s Civic … Read More