Thursday, October 21, 2021

Downtown Boca Will Keep Post Office

It appears that downtown Boca Raton will keep its post office.

The United States Postal Service announced Thursday that it has reached agreement on renewal of its lease for the location just south of Mizner Park. Last winter, the USPS had said it was considering a move or closing the facility because of disagreements with Investments Limited, which owns the property.

The city and Mayor Scott Singer quickly sent out emails touting the decision. A follow-up release early Thursday afternoon from the Postal Service said the two sides had not yet signed the lease, but one assumes that to be a formality at this point.

At a community meeting in March, dozens of residents asked Postal Service officials not to close the downtown location. The agency said it wanted a 10-year lease. The release mentions only a “long-term” deal.

I will have more in my Friday post.

Randy Schultz
Randy Schultz, a native of Hartford, Connecticut, has been a South Florida journalist since 1974. He worked for The Miami Herald until 1976 and for The Palm Beach Post from 1976 until 2014, where he served as managing editor and editorial page editor. Since 2014, he has written a politics blog, commentaries and other articles for Boca magazine. His writing has earned first-place awards from the Florida Magazine Association and the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors. Randy has lived in Boca Raton with his wife, Shelley Huff-Schultz, since 1985. His son, daughter-in-law and their three children also live in Boca Raton.

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