Post office to stay in State Line

PAT FRIDGEN

The State Line Post Office will stay put until 2017. Its fate was in negotiations since the previous lease expired in January.

Postmaster Deb Nicarry learned Friday that a new agreement had been reached between the agency acting on behalf of the USPS and landlord Joe Lesko.

“That’s good,” said Nicarry. “Everyone is very excited.”

Lesko confirmed that the status quo would remain.

“It’s all signed and sealed,” he said. “It’s a typical five-year lease.”

The post office is in the same building as Lesko’s business, Earl’s Market, though it has a separate entrance.

The facility has 360 boxes. It has been at its current location since the 1950s, and in State Line since the late 1800s.

Many customers had been anxious about the situation. They believed the inside boxes were safer than rural mailboxes, and liked the convenience of a downtown mail center.