After nearly six months, the Capitol Hill post office location reopened in March after building repairs. The post office at 1541 N. Marion St. closed Sept. 7, following damage caused to the building …
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After nearly six months, the Capitol Hill post office location reopened in March after building repairs.
The post office at 1541 N. Marion St. closed Sept. 7, following damage caused to the building by a large leak. Officials from the U.S. Postal Service told news outlets at the time that the organization hoped to reopen the location within a few weeks.
On March 2, USPS held an opening reception at the building. In addition to mailbox services, the Marion Street location has a retail counter.
In the six months the post office was closed, about 1,200 customers with mailboxes at the location were impacted. Mail from these people’s post office boxes was instead rerouted the nearby Annex during construction, said Marcela Rivera, a strategic communication specialist with USPS. The Annex building, 1551 N. Downing St., usually only handles packages.
During the closure, many residents were confused by a lack of information coming from the post office. The next closest post office locations are both a little over a mile away from the Marion location.
“The Capitol Hill Post Office is a leased facility and we have worked with the building owner to ensure the quality completion of all repairs,” said Denver Postmaster Lora McLucas in a news release from USPS. “We apologize for any inconvenience the temporary suspension of operations may have caused our customers.”
The news release also stated that the USPS does not receive tax dollars for its operating costs, and instead relies on postage and retail sales.
The property on Marion was built in 1967 and is owned by J. Leonard Spodek, according to city records. Spodek owned a company called First Nationwide Postal Holdings in Florida, which managed and leased post office buildings across the country. Spodek died in March 2016 at age 70, according to a chapel service site, Dignity Memorial. The business is still active, according to Florida Department of State records. The mailing address is listed under Andrew Spodek.
Andrew Spodek is also CEO and founder of Nationwide Postal Management, which has more than 650 properties across the country. About 90 percent of them are leased by the USPS, according to the Nationwide Postal Management website.
With the post office’s reopening, mail service at the Marion location has returned to normal, Rivera said.
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