New Canaan Post Office Gets Temporary Home, Mobile Retail Unit

The New Canaan Post Office has officially found a new home—at least temporarily. The office announced Wednesday they'd be shuttering the doors to their decades old home at 2 Pine Street at the close of business operations Saturday, January 18, 2014.

"As the postal manager responsible for all post offices in your area, I would like to update you on the status of the New Canaan Post Office," said Richard Pote, Manager of Post Office Relations. "As many of you are aware, the USPS and the landlord were unable to negotiate a new lease for the 2 Pine Street location, which has housed the New Canaan Post Office for years. As a result, we are notifying you that the Postal Service will suspend retail services at 2 Pine Street."

Until a more permanent solution can be found, the office will move operations in town to 90 Main Street at the start of business day Tuesday, January 21, 2014, following the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday on Monday.

In addition to the 90 Main Street location, which will provide access to customers with Post Office Boxes after 11 a.m., a mobile unit will provide retail services at a location in the community. First Selectman Robert Mallozzi III said that location, pending Police Department approval on January 15, would be right along Pine Street, directly across from their current, soon-to-be-vacated home.

"The Postal Service is committed to providing the customers of New Canaan with the best postal services possible and will continue to work towards a permanent location for the Post Office in New Canaan," said Christine Dugas, the U.S. Postal Service Northeast Area Communications Program Specialist.

Lobby hours for the new location on Main Street will be:
• Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Availability for the Pine Street Mobile Unit will be:
• Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Customers receiving carrier delivery should not experience any disruption in service during the transition.

"I realize that with change there is always concern," Pote said. "However, we are confident that New Canaan customers will continue to receive effective and regular postal service as we transition through this change."


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