Pineville, NC

USPS is Relocating Pineville Post Office in North Carolina

Bryan Dijkhuizen

The USPS is in the process of relocating the Pineville Post Office in North Carolina due to the decision by the current landlords not to renew the leases for either location.

The United States Postal Service, with its network of over 33,600 post offices, has the ability to relocate these locations within the same ZIP Code area for various reasons such as lease problems or space optimization.

USPS in Pineville, North Carolina

The agency has announced that the Pineville Post Office, situated at 206 College Street, will be moved to a new location within the Pineville city limits that meets their operational requirements.

For Pineville, the USPS also confirmed that it "plans to provide services at the current facility until the new location is operational."

The specific site for the relocation is yet to be determined, but the USPS aims to find a suitable location as close as reasonably possible to the current one.

The Postal Service does not own many post offices. Instead, it leases over 25,000 properties, as confirmed by the USPSOIG.

Although these leased facilities function as regular post offices, they are under the ownership of external landlords. Every five years, the leases come to an end, prompting the USPS to collaborate with the lessors for their renewal.

"In any case, when a lease issue causes a suspension, it's rare for the post office to reopen," Hutkins warned. "Of the 375 suspensions known to have been caused by a lease issue, only 31 have reopened."

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