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90004 Postal Station to be Moved and Building Sold

90004 postal station to move

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced today that it has approved the relocation of Oakwood / Nat King Cole Station, located at 265 S. Western Avenue, to a yet-to-be-determined location as close to the current site as possible.

USPS plans to sell the building on Western Avenue after operations are relocated. A date for the move has not been established at this time. There will be no change in Post Office Box numbers or ZIP Codes.
Postal Service representatives held a community meeting at Pio Pico Public Library on Aug. 26, 2012, and a written public comment period was open from Aug. 8 through Sept. 7, to gather public comments. The relocation proposal and all public input received were then forwarded to USPS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where the decision was made.

The Oakwood / Nat King Cole relocation and building sale is part of a nationwide response by the Postal Service to generate revenue, reduce costs and operate more efficiently in the face of dramatic decreases in mail volume, congressional mandates and other economic factors that have caused net losses of over $25 billion in the past five years. The Postal Service does not receive tax dollars to fund its operations and facilities.

This decision may be appealed within 15 days to:
Vice President, Facilities
Pacific Facilities Service Office
1300 Evans Ave. Ste. 200
San Francisco CA 94188-0200
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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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  1. We ignore Nat King Cole and shutter the place? Why not divide it, keeping the post office part, and selling the rest? Why does the struggling Postal system do everything it can to alienate as many customers as possible? Not making enough money? Raise the rates. Bad results? Raise the rates again. Still not good? Shut it down; that’ll teach em. No intelligent life forms in the USPS.


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