By February, you won't be able to get your traditional mail services at the U.S. Postal Service's Pine Street location in New Canaan any longer. They're being forced to move.
According to Christine Dugas, the U.S. Postal Service Northeast Area Communications Program Specialist, the current lease holder signed a lease to a new tenant while the pair were in what she called "good faith" negotiations.
"We'll have to be out by January 31, 2014," Dugas said. "We're currently exploring all our options, for both short-term and long-term solutions. We just found out yesterday, so we're still in the 'reviewing it all' stage. We had been negotiating, mostly in good faith, but I suppose [the property owner] received an offer and liked it."
The Postal Service found out on Tuesday that the building would be leased to a new tenant. On Wednesday, there was a sign in the window advertising retail space at the location by broker Cushman & Wakefield.
Postal employees at the location itself declined to comment, but Dugas assured residents in town their service would not be impacted.
"We're currently looking at other retail spaces in New Canaan," she said. "We're obviously going to continue providing service for the customers of New Canaan."
So what do you think, New Canaan? Do you anticipate the post office moving physical locations will have a great impact on you?