United Mailboxes & Office Solutions is located along the Purple Line Extension Section 2 project area. This business was established by Medhat H. Gorgy in 1979 within the City of Beverly Hills. The business has remained in Beverly Hills since then and moved to its current location in 2014. United Mailboxes & Office Solutions offers customers mailboxes for rent and business solution services such as printing, document scanning and faxing, and poster and flier development. Additionally, the business offers U-Haul rentals and FedEx shipping.
Business management is provided by Mr. Gorgy who is hands-on in all aspects of his business, from working at the front desk to supporting the backroom. He currently has two part-time employees who assist with day-to-day operations, especially during weekends when most customers pick up mail from their rented mailboxes.
During recent construction activity, United Mailboxes & Office Solutions was impacted due to street closures and detours on Wilshire Blvd. The presence of k-rail fencing and the construction of 20-foot sound walls near La Cienega also made it difficult for customers to access the business location.
However, Mr. Gorgy remains very optimistic about his future and is hopeful he will be able to build up his business again once construction is complete. “I know that long term, when the Purple Line Section 2 opens, I will benefit from having a new Metro rail station two blocks away bringing me new customers. In the meantime, I am thankful that the Business Interruption Fund has helped my business continue to operate,” stated Mr. Gorgy.
United Mailboxes & Office Solutions is located at 8549 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please call (310) 652-7522 or visit bhumb.com.
Metro’s Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to small “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by transit rail construction along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, the Little Tokyo area of the Regional Connector, and Purple Line Extension Section 1, Section 2 and Section 3. For more information about the BIF, visit metro.net/bif. To apply for a BIF grant, visit Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR) at pcrcorp.org.
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