The United States Postal Service has canceled the relocation of the Lihue Post Office from its Rice Street location to the Lihue Carrier Annex.
“I want to thank the efforts of the Planning Department, the Lihue Business Association, the residents and businesses of Lihue, Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for standing strong to keep the Lihue Post Office on Rice Street,” said Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami.
In a letter to Mayor Kawakami, the Postal Service reversed its decision to relocate the Lihue Post Office to the Lihue Carrier Annex after various public meetings, discussions, and comments were made in support to keep the Lihue Post Office at its Rice Street location.
“The Planning Department — with support from the Lihue Business Association, our Congressional delegates in Washington, D.C., and residents and businesses in the area — spent the last two years working with the USPS to analyze the overall impacts the removal of postal services at the site would have on the surrounding community,” said Planning Director Kaaina S. Hull. “While the County recognizes the USPS’s ability to consolidate and relocate services, we commend the agency’s final decision to preserve its services to the community at the current Rice Street location.”