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Downtown's New Post Office Opens Today

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Austin's new downtownpost office is opening today at 823 Congress Ave.

The new 7,118-square-foot postal facility will provide full postal retail services and house PO boxes for postal customers with ZIP codes 78767 and 78768. The hours of operation will remain the same: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The Postal Service’s previous downtown location, at 510 Guadalupe St., sold in 2012. It closed permanently on Dec. 27, in order to complete the move to the new location over the New Year’s holiday weekend. The prime downtown location isn’t restricted by Austin’s Capitol View Corridor ordinance, making it a prime spot for high-rise development.

The new post office will begin all delivery operations right away, resuming both residential and business services for the 78701 ZIP code area that were shifted to the South Congress post office in September.

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