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Longboat Key Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 10 years ago

Longboat BP to go postal

by: Robin Hartill Managing Editor

Starting tomorrow, customers will be able to weigh packages and pay for postage while they fill up their tanks at Longboat BP.

The gas station, located at 400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, will operate as Longboat Key’s only contract post office.
The Longboat Key Post Office will supervise the BP station’s postal services. As a contract post office, it will not be permitted to sell postal money orders or operate post-office boxes.

Owners Nazeela Rahman-Shaw and Peter Shaw applied for the contract with the post office shortly after they bought the gas station in August 2008. The BP station is Longboat Key’s only gas station. The north-Key Chevron station closed in 2007, and Bay Isles Shell shut down last year.

Contract post office hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Contact Robin Hartill at [email protected].

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