Abandoned Binghamton Post Office Back in Business
The former post office at 146 Main Street in Binghamton. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]There's new activity in a building that for years had housed a Binghamton neighborhood post office.
A disaster restoration business, SERVPRO of Broome, Tompkins and Tioga Counties, has acquired the property at 146 Main Street on the city's West Side.
The building was home to the Westview Station post office before it was closed by the United States Postal Service in September 2011.
Danielle Sepe Yurka discusses the acquisition of a property on Binghamton's West Side by the local SERVPRO franchise. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]Danielle Sepe Yurka, vice president of administration and marketing for the Binghamton-based SERVPRO franchise, said more space was needed to accommodate ongoing expansion. She said the local SERVPRO operation employs 43 people.
The Main Street building was home to a post office until five years ago. [Broome County Government photo][/caption]Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Yurka said the former post office building was "perfect" for the company's needs.
Over the last few months, workers have been busy transforming the interior and exterior of the structure. Yurka said some additional work remains to be done inside the building.
SERVPRO employees have been doing some restoration work for a company client at the site in recent days.
Yurka said the company's Large Loss division has experienced significant growth. SERVPRO owns properties on Conklin Avenue and South Washington Street in Binghamton.
Inside the old Westview Station post office, which has been renovated by the local SERVPRO franchise. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
SERVPRO vehicles outside the renovated building on Main Street in Binghamton. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.