Queens Plaza Post Office Will Have to Relocate This Summer

By Jeanmarie Evelly on May 12, 2014 4:31pm 

 The USPS is looking for a new space for post office at 2418 Queens Plaza South, as its current lease expires at the end of August.
The USPS is looking for a new space for post office at 2418 Queens Plaza South, as its current lease expires at the end of August.
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LONG ISLAND CITY — The post office in Queens Plaza is looking for a new space to relocate when its current site's lease ends this summer, according to the United States Postal Service.

The post office needs to move from its location at 2418 Queens Plaza South because the owner of the property has other plans for the site, according to an announcement from the Postal Service.

Attempts to reach the owner of the building were not immediately successful.

The Postal Service is currently searching for a new commercial space — ideally one with 1,000 square feet, smaller than its current site — within the same 11101 zip code. A spokeswoman said the agency is working to secure a new spot by the end of August, when the lease at its present location expires.

Postal Service officials discussed the relocation plan with members of Queens Community Board 2 earlier this month, and will be accepting written comments on the proposal until May 16. Details on how to submit comments can be found here.

CB2 chair Joe Conley said the Postal Service is expected to come back to the board again once a new location has been identified.

"We would hope they find something close by," he said. "It is a well-used branch."

The Postal Service leases more than 25,300 of its facilities nationwide, according to the agency.

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