Yesterday, United States Postal Service (USPS) officials released their current list of stations and branches under review for closing (pdf). Once slated for closing, the Dixieland Post Office has been removed from consolidation consideration.
In recent weeks, Lakeland residents had signed a petition to save the branch. In their press release, the USPS did not address why specific branches were off the list. At the start of the process, the USPS examined approximately 3,300 branches. As of December 14, 2009, 170 branches are now part of the USPS “Station/Branch Optimization/Consolidation (SBOC) Initiative.”