USPS begins move to new downtown location
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It's the end of an era for the U.S. Post Office location on Sixth Street and Guadalupe Street.
When the Downtown Austin post office location closed Thursday evening, it closed for good. Heavy financial losses and an increasingly expensive real estate market led the independent federal agency to sell the location at Sixth and Guadalupe streets.
The sale was finalized earlier this year, but the post office was authorized to stay open until their new location at Ninth and Congress was finished.
Moving began on Friday.
Complaints of the new location have already begun.
"I'm not real wild about the location at 9th and Congress because I don't think there is any parking there," USPS customer Maria Costley said.
"There is parking, but you have to pay for it, so that will be an adjustment for everyone and that is a sign of the times," USPS spokesperson Barbara Pokorny said.
The transition between buildings should last only a few days. By Wednesday of next week, expect downtown Postal Service to be back in business.