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Post Office will relocate before next October

Posted December 3rd, 2013

The U.S. Postal Service continues to look for potential sites to move to, and even more so, now that Eau Claire's Redevelopment Authority has purchased the building it leases.  The RDA bought the 27,000 square-foot building at 126 N. Barstow Street on Nov. 20 from the Gateway Industrial Park Corporation, a non-profit development group, for about $350,000.

Mike Schatz, Executive Director of the RDA, said the RDA will assume the existing lease with the U.S. Postal Service.  The lease is up September 30, 2014.  Schatz said there are no plans to renew the lease.

He said the long-term plans for the 1.5 acre site are to redevelop it; possibly tearing the building down and building a parking structure, with commercial space included.