Customers visiting the Jamestown post office, 300 E. Third St., will notice a new entrance. Formerly at the corner of Third Street and Prendergast Avenue, the new entrance remains on Third Street, but now sits midway down the building, toward Second Street.
The U.S. Postal Service sold the 87,000-square-foot building in 2012. When plans of selling the property were first discussed, the Postal Service announced it would look for carrier and retail space in a new location.
However, at the sale of the property, a lease was obtained for the required 16,000 square feet of work space, carrier and retail operations needed, allowing the post office to remain at its present site. Renovations of postal areas were recently completed and the new entrance opened on Monday.
"We are here to stay," said Jamestown Postmaster Teresa Brady. "We have a smaller footprint in this building, and a new entrance, but we'll continue to serve the customers of Jamestown from 300 E. Third St. for years to come."
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.