City of Pembroke Pines sells old post office, makes $5.7M profit

The massive postal distribution center here, which once processed tens of thousands of letters and parcels daily, will undergo a major transformation — and provide a healthy boost to city coffers. Last October the city bought the 27-acre site at the corner of Dykes Road and Pines Boulevard for $17.8 million. Tuesday, officials announced it…

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Association of US Postal Lessors Includes Post Office Auction in 2015 Conference

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 For the first time, the Association of United States Postal Lessors (AUSPL) will include in its annual Members’ Conference an “AUSPL Post Office Auction,” in which members will be able to offer buildings for sale, and make offers for buildings being sold. The Conference will take place on May 6…

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Post office in Hinkley, CA to close: What would Erin say?

March 14, 2015 The Postal Service is closing the post office in Hinkley, California, on March 20 for an emergency suspension. According to the local news report, the building housing the post office is being sold to Pacific Gas & Electric. Hinkley’s only gas station and market are also in the building, and they’ll be…

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Fight to save Stamford post office suffers another setback

By Elizabeth Kim – March 5, 2015 STAMFORD — A legal battle spearheaded by preservationists to prevent the redevelopment of the city’s downtown historic post office was dealt another defeat this week after the Postal Regulatory Commission dismissed their complaint over the sale and closure of the Atlantic Street post office. In its decision issued late…

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US Postal Service is selling its huge distribution center in Pembroke Pines, FL

By Brian Ballou – February 17, 2015 The cavernous U.S. Postal Service distribution center here buzzed with activity for nearly two decades. Then the the Internet choked off business and the operation moved two years ago to Miami-Dade County as part of a nationwide cost-cutting effort. Now the 345,377 square-foot facility, more than double the…

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Historic Plant City post office discontinued, headed for sale

(February 8, 2015) Earlier this week, the Postal Service announced that the historic post office on Reynolds Street In downtown Plant City, Florida, is being discontinued. It’s the first such discontinuance in over 16 months. The Plant City post office has been closed since June 2013, when the Postal Service shut down the 1935 facility…

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Editorial: Wish we could return this Bronx post office sale to sender

News editor rides subway back to his old neighborhood to inspect the Bronx General Post Office where his father once worked nights, loading mail onto delivery trucks. The US Postal Service recently announced the stately building on the Grand Concourse has been sold. I grew up in the Bronx, the son of a career postal…

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USPS seeks new site for La Jolla letter carriers, downplays importance of audit requested by Congress

La Jolla’s postmaster has been viewing rental properties in and around the Village in which to relocate United States Postal Service (USPS) services from its 720 Silver St. facility (off Draper Avenue) — including the complex at the corner of Silverado Street and Fay Avenue where La Jolla Sports Club is located, sources closed to…

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