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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

United States Postal Service To Close 9 St. Louis Area Post Offices; 5 in the City

The Post-Dispatch has reported that the USPS is intending to close 9 St. Louis area post offices after initially generating a list that included nearly every office inside the Innerbelt.

The five city locations are:

Baden, at 8390 N. Broadway.

Jefferson Memorial, 111 N. 6th Street

Jerome W. Chambers, 901 N. Garrison

Soulard, 1914 S. Broadway

Tower Grove, 3198 S. Grand

I get that the USPS is probably looking at consolidating offices for "efficiency" purposes. But I doubt they looked into the effects of the loss of walkable post office locations. The loss of the South Grand location--along the busy Grand South Grand stretch--is especially upsetting. So too is the blow to the Baden Business District, which just revived its neighborhood street festival, Badenfest. While Soulard's station was tucked away in east of 7th Street (actually the Kosciusko Industrial area), it was still walkable to that neighborhood's residents. It's a shame to see such community-based amenities go.


Chris Cook said...

That's too bad about the S. Grand location. They have the friendliest postal workers there.

Brian said...

That 6th Street location is a disaster.

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