Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Building Formerly Known As...

We learn from the Spokesman Review that next year, after occupying the premises for 103 years, the US Postal Service plans to leave the downtown Post Office. The annual rent of $350,000 is apparently too high.

To help stem heavy losses, the USPS is looking at closing almost 4,000 locations and cutting 120,000 positions. Yet it turns out the reasons for the USPS losing $8 billion this year involves a lot more than losing business to UPS and Fedex.

Back to Spokane--if the Post Office moves out of the Post Office, what do we call the place? I think that's been done already.

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