The Post Office located on Main Street in Watertown will be closing for an extended period starting in January 2024.
The Post Office, located across from the Library at 126 Main St., Watertown, will close while the building where it is located is torn down and replaced with a five-story mixed use building with retail on the ground floor and four stories of residential above. The project was approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals in October.
During the hearing for the project, the developers said they had contacted the U.S. Postal Service about designing a new space in the development, and also said there may be a temporary location. Under current plans, there will be no temporary spot in Watertown Square.
The Post Office will close on Jan. 26, 2024, said Steve Doherty, Strategic Communications Specialist for the United States Postal Service Atlantic Area – Northeast Region.
“The landlord is planning to redevelop the property, a process that is expected to take approximately two years,” Doherty said. “We hope to move back into the newly renovated building at that time. In the interim, we will be moving operations into our Newtown office, which is about a half mile away at 123 Galen St. in Watertown.”
Alternate Post Offices
The Newtown Post Office is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Nonantum Post Office, 326 Watertown St., Newton, is a mile from the Watertown Square Post Office, and is open Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also in town is the East Watertown Post Office, 589 Mt. Auburn St., which is 1.6 miles from the Main Street Post Office. It is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Waverley Post Office at 492 Trapelo Road in Belmont is also 1.6 miles from the Watertown Post Office. It is open Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Post offices in the area open on Saturdays include the Newtonville Post Office, 897 Washington St., Newton, is 2.1 miles from the Watertown Post Office and is open Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
The Belmont Post Office at 405 Concord Ave., Belmont (2.6 miles from the Watertown Post Office), which is open 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays.
The Waltham Post Office at 776 Main St., Waltham, is 3 miles from the Watertown Post Office, and is open Saturdays 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Post Office in Brighton Center, 424 Washington St., Brighton, is 2.6 miles from the Watertown Post Office and is open Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and weekdays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Harvard Square Post Office has the longest Saturday hours, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays). It is located at 125 Mt Auburn St Ste 1, Cambridge, and is 3.6 miles from the Watertown Post Office.
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