Friday, March 29, 2013
New renovations at the Gulfport Post Office are luring in customers by the droves.
Stop by The Gulfport Beach Bazaar and you'll notice improvements throughout the entire store, starting with the new lighted Post Office sign out front. "We love it," co-owner Angela Lagan said. When Angela and Biff Lagan were granted the contract to run the post office, located inside the store, in December, they also received awesome news — the post office was to receive a $40,000 renovation project, funded by the U.S. Postal Service. "Now, we're a full service post office, including international," Lagan said. The renovation wrapped up late February, and the USPS sent out "invites" to more than 4,000 residents in this zip code. Lagan believes the post cards helps drive more people to the shop. "We've had probably four times the business …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Supporters collected more than 550 signatures to keep the Post Office in Gulfport.
89-year-old Maxine Wehry says Gulfport has everything she needs. "I can walk any place. (Gulfport) has restaurants, shops and a Post Office," she said. "It's an ideal place for me to grow old," Wehry added. Wehry is one of the many Gulfport residents who visit the Post Office inside the Gulfport Beach Bazaar on a regular basis. She's lived in Town Shores for 10 years and says she moved here because of the convenience, including the location of the post office. Wehry, along with 570 others signed a petition to keep the Post Office in Gulfport. Before mailing a box out on Tuesday morning, she added her name on the list, right below a neighbor of hers. "Oh, Barbara was in here," she said as she signed the sheet. "She lives right below me." …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
More than 250 people have signed a petition to keep the Post Office in the Gulfport Beach Bazaar. Supporters have until Tuesday afternoon to add their signatures.
Gulfport residents want their voices heard loud and clear by the U.S. Postal Service. They're circulating a petition to show support and keep the Community Post Office in the Gulfport Beach Bazaar - where it's been since 1952. "The support kind of snowballed," Angela Lagan said. Biff and Angela Lagan bought the Beach Bazaar five months ago and say while they own the store, they do not have the contract to run the postal unit in the back of the building. Angela Lagan says the contract to run the post office belongs to the old owners of the bazaar and in order for them to take it over, they must apply for the contract. Lagan says they've found out that there is another bid for the Gulfport Post Office and it's coming from South Pasadena. "I'…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Supporters are encouraged to sign a petition to continue service at the current Gulfport Post Office in the Beach Bazaar. Please stop by today, Monday, Dec. 3.
By Lori Rosso
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Meet the new owners of the downtown staple, The Gulfport Beach Bazaar.
When Angela and Biff Lagan decided to move from No Name Key, an island with just 43 homes, to the Gulfport area, they had no idea their search for a part-time job for "play money" would lead them into small business ownership. After working in law enforcement for 33 years, Biff retired nearly a year ago and the Lagan's decided to head to Gulfport and spend their golden years here. "We miss it, but we couldn't afford to retire there," Angela Lagan said. All of the homes on No Name Key run on solar power and generators because they're not connected to electricity, power lines, etc, she said. The couple had spent the past five years visiting friends who live in Gulfport. They walked on Beach Boulevard, dinned at local restaurants and even "…