Downtown Lee Summit MO post office closing, reopening in annex

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Signs at the Lee Summit, MO, post office confirm what residents have been expecting.  The downtown post office is closing and being "relocated" to an inconveniently located carrier annex on the outskirts of town.  “It’s disappointing the postal office is being taken away from downtown and moved to an inconvenient location for many residents of Lee’s Summit,” District 1 Councilman … Read More

Another post office in Houston earmarked for relocation and disposal

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The Postal Service hasn’t discontinued many post offices over the past couple of years, but it has closed some for emergency suspensions, and it has also relocated several others.  In some cases, the Postal Service relocated from one leased property to another, moving to a smaller space where the rent was cheaper.  In other cases, the Postal Service moved out … Read More

Decision to relocate and sell downtown post office in Provo already a done deal?

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The Postal Service is working behind the scenes on a deal to relocate the post office on 100 South in downtown Provo, Utah, and to sell the building to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to a news report in the Daily Herald, on Thursday of this week Postmaster General Megan Brennan visited the downtown post office, and … Read More

Post office to exit two federal buildings in Louisiana

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Mayor Jamie Mayo says the Postal Service has informed him the federal building in Monroe, Louisiana, is going to need additional space, so the post office will need to relocate.  The Postal Service will hold a public meeting about the relocation next week, but it looks like a done deal.  Just a couple of weeks ago, the Postal Service also announced … Read More

PRC dismisses appeal on relocation of North Platte PO; Goldway dissents

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The Postal Regulatory Commission has dismissed the appeal on the relocation of the post office in North Platte, Nebraska.  The Postal Service will now proceed to close the downtown post office and replace it with a counter in the carrier annex on the outskirts of town.  Commission Ruth Goldway issued a dissenting opinion, arguing that there was evidence that the … Read More

Postal Service will seek new location for Old Greenwich post office

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The Postal Service plans to close their longstanding facility on Arcadia Road in Old Greenwich, Conn.  At a meeting this week, USPS officials sought to ease Old Greenwich residents' concerns about the loss of their local post office.  Most services, they promised, will remain in or near the village.  The goal is to find a new site in Old Greenwich for retail operations … Read More

North Platte appeals relocation of downtown post office

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The City of North Platte, Nebraska, has filed an appeal with the Postal Regulatory Commission, challenging the Postal Service’s decision to close the downtown post office and replace it with a retail operation in a carrier annex and processing center located in an industrial park on the outskirts of town.  The letter of appeal notes that the Postal Service did … Read More

Another post office gets annexed: North Platte to relocate from downtown to industrial tract

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The Postal Service is continuing to close downtown post offices and move retail services to inconveniently located postal facilities on the outskirts of town.  While it may be efficient for carrier annexes and mail processing plants to be located where there's plenty of room for parking for postal workers and easy access for delivery trucks, these facilities were never intended … Read More

Another Houston post office to close & relocate

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The U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to potentially move retail services from the Heights station at Yale and 11th in Houston to an annex on West 19th Street.  If the relocation happens, the post office at 1050 Yale – officially known as the Heights Finance Station – would be closed.  The Postal Service has already relocated four other Houston … Read More

New OIG report faults USPS on post office relocations

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The USPS Office of Inspector General has released a long-awaited audit report on the post office relocation process.  The report faults the Postal Service on a number of counts — lack of transparency, not following postal regulations, the conflicting roles of the Vice President of Facilities — and it has already led management to promise to make some changes.  The full … Read More