TUCKAHOE, N.Y. -- The Tuckahoe Post office has no plans of packing its mailbags and moving out of town.
Our understanding is that the new owner wants us to continue to stay there, said United States Postal Services spokesperson George Flood.
The news ends months of speculation that the post office might have to leave its building at 33 Main Street, which was sold earlier this year. The news also comes as a huge relief to Tuckahoe resident Faye Blasi.
Blasi, 90, has lived on Columbus Avenue for 56 years.
I am so happy I am not going to lose my post office, Blasi said. I am even happier I am not going to lose my mailman Steve, He is a wonderful mailman, I just dont know what I would do without him.
Flood said the post office has been located in the building for at least 20 years.
There are 40 employees at that location and several million pieces of mail are handled there each year, Flood said.
The building was owned by a local family partnership for 29 years, according to realtor John Barrett, of Massey Knakal Realty Services, who sold the property.
The building is a single story, 10,500 square feet, and is also occupied by a gourmet deli.
The property was purchased by Magj Realty of Manhattan for $3.5 million in February. Efforts to reach anyone at Magj Realty were unsuccessful.
Currently, there are three post offices in the Town of Eastchester: the Eastchester Post Office, on Fisher Avenue; the Tuckahoe Post Office, and the Bronxville Post Office on Pondfield Road.
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