NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- A new temporary mobile post office opened on Pine Street on Tuesday, Jan. 21, while the New Canaan Post Office searches for a permanent home in town.
The vehicle will be parked at Park and Pine streets, facing the drop-off mailboxes, across from the post office's current location. Regular postal services and the post office box mail are temporarily moving to 90 Main St., until the postal service finds a permanent location in New Canaan.
U.S. Postal Service spokesman Christine Dugas said the mobile unit "is very temporary." It will take about three weeks for the Main Street location to be ready to offer retail services as well. The temporary location is "a self-contained vehicle about the size of a small recreational vehicle."
The post office, which has been at 2 Pine St. for more than 50 years, shut down operations at that site on Saturday, Jan. 18. The lease ends Jan. 31. Mrs. Green's Natural Market, an organic grocer, has signed a lease with Elm Street Partners for that space.
The hours at the Main Street location will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The trailer will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The nearby post office at 24 Camp Ave. in Stamford has a self-service kiosk for 24/7 retail service.