New Post Office Location Opens In New Canaan; Mobile Unit Closes

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The U.S. Postal Service will begin operating out of a new location at 90 Main St. in New Canaan starting Monday, March 3. The old post office building closed for good in January. Photo Credit: File

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The New Canaan Post Office will offer full retail services beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, March 3, at its newest location at 90 Main St., the U.S. Postal Service announced.  

Customers will be able to get keys to their new P.O. boxes and buy postal products and services at that location.

Postal services at the temporary mobile unit, located on Pine Street, will cease at close of business on Saturday, March 1.

The 90 Main St. site will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturdays for retail services. Customers will have access to pick up mail from their P.O. boxes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Once construction is completed, customers will be able to access their P.O. boxes 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

A self-service kiosk, where customers can send mail and packages, buy stamps and perform other postal services will be added soon and will also be available 24 hours per day.

Postal officials continue to  search for a permanent site for the New Canaan Post Office.

“We continue our commitment to the New Canaan community to provide a permanent Post Office in New Canaan,” USPS Connecticut Valley District Manager David Mastroianni said in a statement. “We appreciate the support we have received from town officials and our customers during this challenging transition.”

The old post office, which has been at 2 Pine St. for more than 50 years, shut down permanently on Saturday, Jan. 18. The lease ended Jan. 31.

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