Published: Aug 02, 2010 9:36 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2010 6:36 PM EDT

MATLACHA, Fla. - Residents of Matlacha will be able to collect their post office box mail at a temporary post office location across the street from the community post office effective tomorrow, Tuesday August 3rd.

The temporary location will serve as the post office for the community until all repairs have been made to the building that was damaged by fire on July 17th.

Hours of operation at the temporary location, 4548 Pine Island Road, which is directly across the street from the Matlacha Post Office will be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Full retail service to include stamp sales and package shipping is expected to be added within a few days.

Ft Myers/Cape Coral Postmaster Anne Murray and the management of the privately contracted Matlacha community post office would like to thank the Matlacha community for the patience they have shown during this transition.