post-office-for-saleThe U.S. Postal Service’s lease at 2286 Como Ave. is up and the Como Station post office that has been in that building since 1970 is closing on Friday, Nov. 13.

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) says its move from the neighborhood is “temporary” and all post office boxes at that location will move to the Roseville Branch at 2000 W. County Road B2.

“We are looking for something in the neighborhood,” said USPS spokesperson Lisa Sunderland. The search is “ongoing,” she said. “At the moment, we are trying to stay [in north St. Anthony Park].”

Sunderland is the contact person for community members who have questions about the closing. Her phone number is 651-225-6175.

News that the post office may close hit the neighborhood a year ago, when the building went on the market. In February, Frattallone’s Ace Hardware made a bid for the property. In June, co-owner Tom Frattallone said the company had planned to open a store in late February 2016.

The Bugle hasn’t been able to get an update on the store’s plans.

Other area post office branches and stations are listed below:

• Roseville station, 2000 W. County Road B2. Retail hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-1 pm. The lobby is open 24 hours a day.

• Minnesota Transfer Station, 2334 W. University Ave. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-5 p.m.

• University Station, 2811 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis. Retail hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

• St. Paul Student Center, 2017 Buford Ave., has a postal station at the center’s information desk on the lower level. That station is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

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