The U.S. Postal Service has put its Ellicott Station building in downtown Buffalo up for sale, three months after announcing that it had decided to close the longstanding facility as part of a downsizing move.
The Postal Service has listed the property at 677 and 701 Washington St. with brokerage firm CBRE-Buffalo. The 9,870-square-foot single-story building sits on a 2-acre lot between Washington and Ellicott streets, just south of Tupper Street, and it fronts on both major roads. The site is located close to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the Kensington Expressway and the core of downtown Buffalo, but neither CBRE nor the Postal Service said how much they are asking for it.
The agency last year had been considering closing the station – one of two in the downtown area, along with 229 West Genesee St. – and replacing it with a smaller “retail-only” facility nearby, and made its decision in April. That new office, which has not yet been announced, would still sell stamps, accept packages for shipment and offer post-office boxes, but back-room operations would be relocated.