PRINCETON: Ribbon cut on new Postal Service space on Nassau Street

By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer
The U.S. Postal Service might have left Palmer Square after parts of two centuries and relocated to a new 3,000-square-foot space on Nassau Street, but the agency took one thing with them.
The words “Palmer Square,” as the new Post Office station is keeping the name of the shopping hub even though the facility is on the other end of Nassau.
“The name that was associated with it when it was up the street will stay with it,” said Postal Service spokesman Ray V. Daiutolo Sr. prior to a ribbon-cutting on Monday morning. “That’s something that the Post Office has done, generally, unless the location would be really away from it. So since it’s really not that far away from it, they’re going to maintain the name.”
The agency left Palmer Square, its home since the early 1930s. The old building is in the midst of being sold, with the Post Office expecting to close on the deal sometime in January or early February, Mr. Daiutolo said.
As for the ribbon-cutting, Mayor Liz Lempert joined others to do the honors. The facility opened Nov.9, located in the same building that also will be home to convenience store 7-Eleven.
Postal Service customers have been gravitating to the new location, officials said. The site is a retail facility, with mail sorting at the main office in Carnegie Center.
“It’s been definitely busy,” said Sharon Rogers, district manager with the Postal Service. “And we’re getting positive feedback, as well, from the customers.”