The East Austin Station Post Office, a community landmark for nearly 50 years where nowadays young hipsters rub elbows with old-timers as the old neighborhood changes, will stay open after all.
Postmaster Fina Morales said in a statement Friday that the station will remain at 1914 E. Sixth St. under terms of a new 10-year lease with Austin developers. But the post office will be considerably smaller, redesigned to occupy about one-fourth of its current roughly 5,700-square-foot facility. Businesses will be located on either side of the renovated post office, according to the U.S. Postal Service.
The story you’re reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In