September 28, 2012 

AUSTIN , TX-- The U.S. Postal Service has selected a new site for its Austin Downtown Station Post Office. The new 7,118-square-foot postal facility will be located at 823 Congress Ave. (at 9th St.), and will provide full retail services and house PO boxes for postal customers with ZIP codes 78767 and 78768.  The current Austin Downtown Station facility was recently sold with provisions made to continue operations at the 510 Guadalupe St. location until a suitable alternative location could be negotiated. The Postal Service expects to move retail and PO box operations to the new facility by early January 2013.

Carrier operations for postal customers with ZIP code 78701, housed at the Austin Downtown Station Post Office, at 510 Guadalupe St., is being moved to Austin's South Congress Station Post Office, located at 3903 S. Congress Ave.  Business firm holdout customers will now pick up their mail at the South Congress Station Post Office.  Residential and business customers with ZIP code 78701 will continue to pick up "left notice" items, like parcels and accountable (signature required) mail, from the Downtown Station Post Office through the end of September and then begin picking up their mail at the South Congress Station Post Office beginning Oct. 1, 2012.

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