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Change of Address: Harrisburg’s downtown post office plans move into Strawberry Square

The U.S. post office in downtown Harrisburg is slated to relocate into this space in Strawberry Square.

By the end of the year, Harrisburg’s downtown post office will have a new address.

On Thursday, Harristown Enterprises announced that the Federal Station Post Office will relocate about one block away, inside of Strawberry Square.

Specifically, the post office will occupy about 2,000 square feet of space on the 300-block of Market Street, in the long-vacant storefront location last occupied by the restaurant, the Gingerbread Man, which closed in 2014, according to Harristown, which owns Strawberry Square.

“We are delighted to announce this news to the public, and we believe Strawberry Square is an excellent location for the new U.S. Post Office,” said Brad Jones, Harristown’s president and CEO. “We know our customers, tenants, and visitors will be thrilled to have a full service, brand new post office so conveniently available to them for all their postal needs.”

The space will be built out and the move completed by the end of 2022, Jones said.

Earlier this year, the federal government sold the Ronald Reagan Federal Building, located at N. 3rd and Walnut streets, to Seychelles-based Global Ocean Investments for $10 million. Owner Justin Etzin has said that he plans to redevelop the 56-year-old, 251,000-square-foot building as a 200-unit apartment building with several restaurants and bars.

The building sale was prompted by the construction of a new federal courthouse at N. 6th and Reily streets in Harrisburg. The $201 million courthouse project, which includes 243,000 square feet of space, is nearing completion, according to the U.S. General Services Administration.

As a result, all offices located in the former federal building must move, including the post office. The building is expected to be vacated entirely by early 2023.

For more information on Strawberry Square, visit their website.

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