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by Borderstan.com July 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm 2,691 1 Comment

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

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Post Office at 14th and U Streets at the Reeves Center is open. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Since July 9, the US Post Office branch has been open atn 14th and U Streets NW at the Reeves Center. The post office story has been a long one. At first, the US Postal Service was not going to reopen a new branch after closing the 14th and T Streets NW location closed.

This led to intense lobbying by local officials to relocate the branch within the neighborhood. After much back and forth, the new location in the Reeves Center is now open to customers.

The new post office is open after renovations to the previous space, occupied by Emma Mae Gallery. It has brand new furniture and post office boxes are available for customers.

The Post Office hours are:

  • Monday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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by Borderstan.com March 30, 2012 at 8:00 am 5 Comments

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

With the ongoing development and flood of new residents still coming to the the 14th and U area, it was probably inevitable that the soon-to-close post office at 14th and T Street NW would find a new area home.

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The 14th Street Post Office will eventually reopen one block north at the Reeves Municipal Center. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Love it or hate it, the post office at 14th Street will still be in the neighborhood. It is just moving a block up to the Reeves Municipal Center at the northwest corner of 14th and U Streets. This option has been bandied about for months and was confirmed Thursday by Councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) in a message on local listservs.

Graham said the lease is a done deal and that the post office will occupy “a large space on the ground floor with direct street access.”

Hopefully the new site will also bring a nicer look and shorter lines — and some self-serve stamp machines. The current location at 1915 14th Street NW will remain open through the end of April. No word on the completion date for the Reeves Center location.

Following was the message Graham posted Thursday:

“We have known that USPS decided to attempt to keep the post office in the area. But its new location was subject to site and lease negotiations. The lease with the DC government and USPS is fully executed. The Post Office will occupy a large space on the ground floor with direct street access. The build out is currently being planned.

“And we should be able to announce an opening timeline very soon. It should also be added that the Kalorama post Office in Adams Morgan was also taken from the closure list as a result of this successful process.We worked effectively with Mayor Gray and his team, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Gerald Roane, the DC postmaster and his staff, to save this vital service for DC residents. Thanks for all their great work!

“This is very reassuring for all the people who live and work in the 14th and U Street corridor, numbers that are about to increase dramatically with new development in the next 8-14 months.”

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