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USPS Approves Relocation of Weho Post Office

A new location is yet to be determined. Appeals of the decision to relocate must be postmarked by Feb. 8.

The following is a press release from the U.S. Postal Service.

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced Thursday that it has approved the relocation of the West Hollywood Branch Post Office, located at 820 N. San Vicente Blvd., to a yet-to-be-determined location within the city of West Hollywood and as close to the current site as possible.

A date for the move has not been established at this time. There will be no change in West Hollywood Post Office Box numbers or ZIP Code.

A community meeting was held at West Hollywood Park Auditorium on Nov. 15, 2012, and a written public comment period was open from Oct. 31 through Nov. 30, 2012, to gather customer comments. The relocation proposal and all public input received were then forwarded to USPS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where a decision was made to move forward with the plan.

The decision may be appealed for 15 days. An appeal must be postmarked on or before Feb. 8, 2013, and mailed to:

Vice President, Facilities
Facilities Implementation
1300 Evans Ave. Ste. 200
San Francisco, CA 94188-0200

This cost-reduction plan is part of a nationwide response by the Postal Service to maintain universal service in the face of dramatic decreases in mail volume, the failure of Congress to pass comprehensive postal legislation and other economic factors that have caused net losses of over $35 billion in the past five years. USPS does not receive tax dollars for its operations or facilities.

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Pat Dixon January 25, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Ridiculous!
George January 25, 2013 at 07:13 PM
I'm sad to hear of this office closure. A part of West Hollywood's history will disappear like so many other treasures of the past. The employee's that work there are like family after all there years of service to the community. Sure will miss there friendly demeanor.
jimmy palmieri January 25, 2013 at 07:26 PM
GOODBYE POST OFFICE......HOW SAD
Jerome Cleary January 26, 2013 at 01:28 AM
Appeal the decision now!
Bazoo January 26, 2013 at 02:31 AM
This is going to be the end of mail service for West Hollywood. This is very disappointing!!! Even worse they want to build a Walgreens on that location. That will look really nice.
me January 26, 2013 at 02:31 AM
OMG, are you guys serious??....am i reading this correctly?....nobody has died, the building isn't historically significant, they are moving to a new place nearby and are likely to retain the counter folks who you love so well.....soooo, whats the issue???....i'm obviously missing something here
me January 26, 2013 at 02:33 AM
further, i love that you have to MAIL an appeal to them....."must be postmarked by Feb 8".....haha
jimmy palmieri January 26, 2013 at 06:02 AM
AAAAHHHHHHH SHAAADDDAAAAPPPPP! :)
Sasha Shaw January 26, 2013 at 09:47 PM
What's the expense of the move? Will all the employees be retained with the move? Who's paying for this move?
George January 26, 2013 at 09:50 PM
Walgreens would be wonderful at that location! They would have additional parking also. It eases my pain over the loss of my favorite friendly post office.
Bazoo January 26, 2013 at 09:53 PM
Let Walgreens pay for their move! Why should the city of West Hollywood pay for it?
bobby trendy January 27, 2013 at 02:52 AM
They should MODERNIZE this old post office and CLOSE th eone on fair fax which has no parking or patrons. And NO we DONT need a Walgreens we have a CVS down the street
George January 27, 2013 at 03:10 AM
I prefer Walgreens.
Bazoo January 27, 2013 at 03:36 AM
How many Walgreens do we really need in the area? They're tearing down the building at Crescent Heights and Santa Monica Blvd for a giant new Walgreens. Can't they come up with something better for this prime location?
George January 27, 2013 at 04:00 AM
I can't imagine they would build two so close together. I love the new Walgreens in Hollywood where the old Borders use to be. It's awesome! It would be terrific to have one like that where the old post office is now rather then at Cresant Heights where the street at the corner is very narrow & smoggy.
jimmy palmieri January 27, 2013 at 04:56 AM
I think there should be a Walgreens for every Starbucks.
martel January 28, 2013 at 03:47 AM
fairfax post office has plenty of patrons.
George January 28, 2013 at 03:53 AM
I am quite sentimental about both both offices. I REALLY like the employee's! So helpful and always friendly.
Bazoo January 28, 2013 at 03:56 AM
Maybe they should combine Fairfax and San Vicente into one larger post office. My concern is once they close the San Vicente post office the lines at the other post office are going to be ridiculously long. I still can't believe they need to build 2 more Walgreens in West Hollywood so close to each other.
me January 28, 2013 at 07:37 AM
you didn't read the article, huh?.....they are RELOCATING the san vicente office to another property close by......NOT closing
George January 28, 2013 at 07:41 AM
I have been going to both post offices since 1981. Many memories.......long lines etc.......
Bazoo January 28, 2013 at 07:41 AM
That's what the article says but the Post Office is broke and they are closing locations left and right. We'll see if they actually open a new location. If they do it's going to be one of their new self serve locations which they place in strip malls. I've seen their new set ups and they are basically PO boxes with self serve kiosks. Oh well, I guess that's better than nothing. I hope they relocate the workers since many of them have worked in Weho for quite a long time.
George January 28, 2013 at 07:58 AM
I love all those friendly employee's! After SO many years they are like family.
tommy January 31, 2013 at 04:00 PM
How can ANYONE say this is a good post office. It has the Rudest employees , longest lines and parking trap ( 15min max meters). it is a example of why the post office in general is failing. I had to buy a UPS store box to get any kind of shipments. The employees are not happy about delivering anything. In fact the testiment is that they have available PO boxes which is a RARE thing across the country. So many have just left because of bad service. ( locked doors until 9am ) etc Read the yelp page
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