Will A Hotel Replace The Boerum Hill Post Office?

A Brownstoner reader tells the blog that the post office at 542 Atlantic Avenue will be shut down with the building being replaced by a seven story hotel.

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Brownstoner: A tipster tells us the post office at 542 Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill will shut down over the next year, and the postal carriers will relocate to nearby stations, so the building owner can put up a seven-story hotel on the spot. He also owns the five-story warehouse next door at 540 Atlantic, so perhaps that lot is also part of the plan. It is empty, according to our tipster, but PropertyShark shows a lis pendens filed against the building in 2011 and that it was advertised for rent in the last month. We can find no applications for demo or new building permits. We’ve tried contacting the owner, who building records indicate may be a developer, but he hasn’t returned our request for comment. Have you heard anything about this?

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