A note sent to post office box holders passed along to CHS lays out the timeline:
Dear Valued PO Box Customer
Effective Jan 25, 2016, your Post Office Box will be relocated to the new Broadway Station located at:
212 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102-9997
If you choose 5o maintain your PO Box at the new Broadway station location location your box number will not change.
If you choose to discontinue your PO Box service, you will be refunded any fees for the unused portion in accordance with Postal Policy. This refund is available through a Retail Associate at Broadway Station.
To accommodate the move, your PO Box will be unavailable on Thur. Jan 28, through Jan. 31, 2016, Any mail not picked up by Thursday, Jan 28, 2016, 11:59 PM will be available for pick up starting Monday, Feb 1, 2016.
CHS reported last September on the federal service’s plans to move its facility up Broadway to the large retail space left empty after office supply giant OfficeMax pulled the plug on its “vector” store concept after just one year on the busy street when the smaller-format concept meant to attract urban neighborhood shoppers didn’t.
With more than 5,000 square feet of retail area, the former OfficeMax space is small by box store standards but was likely too large for many independent retailers. A USPS spokesperson told CHS last year it plans to occupy about 4,200 square feet of the space, leaving the potential for another small retailer to move in.
Meanwhile, the six-story, mixed-use apartment project slated to rise at Broadway and Denny and replace the old post office is awaiting the demolition permit to knock down the old building.