New Stamford CT post office to open, replacing historic PO building

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Stamford Advocate: Stamford, Conn.’s downtown will finally have a working post office after the previous one closed three years ago. The new U.S. Post Office at 550 Summer St. is set to open on Oct. 19, USPS spokeswoman Christine Dugas said. All P.O. Box customers will have their boxes transferred to the new location on the evening of Oct. 18. The … Read More

Food hall planned for old post office site in Stamford, CT

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Stamford Advocate: The old U.S. Post Office on Atlantic Street in Stamford, Conn. — closed since being sold to a developer three years ago for $4.3 million — was given a new day in the spotlight as dozens of city residents gathered inside to learn about the historic structure’s past, present and future. “Today, we are not lamenting the lack … Read More

Greenwich arts center to fight sale of Stamford CT post office in Supreme Court

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Stamford Advocate: A Greenwich arts group has delivered a message to the U.S. Postal Service.“We’re not backing down,” said Drew Backstrand, an attorney representing the Center for Art and Mindfulness. As construction has begun for two residential and commercial towers at the site of the Stamford’s historic U.S. Post Office, Backstrand said his client plans to take its fight of the … Read More

New post office to replace historic PO in Stamford CT

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After nearly two years without a permanent post office, downtown Stamford CT will finally have a new location next spring.  The Postal Service confirmed this week that it would open a new post office at 550 Summer St. to replace the historic post office it closed in 2013.  Read more.  

Postal Service fights appeal on Stamford CT post office

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A few weeks ago, the PRC's Public Representative argued that the closing of the historic post office in Stamford, Conn., should be viewed as a de facto discontinuance, not an emergency suspension, and she said the Postal Service's explanation for the closure — unsafe building conditions — was "disingenuous" because it had said just a few days earlier that the reason was … Read More

PRC Public Rep lays into Postal Service on Stamford closing

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The Public Representative of the Postal Regulatory Commission has filed comments responding to the Postal Service's Motion to Dismiss the appeal on the closing of the post office in Stamford, Conn.  The comments are worth reading.   The Postal Service initially said it closed the post office because the sale of the buildig was proceeding, but then it changed the … Read More

Stamford PO lanterns removed to undisclosed location

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The Postal Service has removed two iconic lanterns that adorned the Atlantic Street Post Office in Stamford, Conn., after vandals damaged and pilfered parts off of one.  A USPS spokeswoman said the lanterns have been moved to an undisclosed location to discourage thieves from trying to track them down.   The damage to the historic building did not end with the lantern.  A brass … Read More

Postal Service to revisit NEPA review on Stamford PO

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According to a ruling issued today in the U.S. District Court, the Postal Service "has decided to revisit its NEPA review for the Atlantic Street Station."  Apparently this means that the Postal Service will at least consider doing an environmental impact review of the impacts of its sale of the historic Stamford post office.  The Court has issued a preliminary … Read More

Court stops sale of Stamford post office—again

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The Stamford Advocate has an article about the temporary injunction granted by the District Court to stop the sale of the historic Atlantic Street Station post office.  "This week, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Atherton granted a temporary injunction barring the sale of the post office to the Cappelli Organization, again. A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order last month, which expired. … Read More