Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dunwoody Post Office closing hits the news.

Full Dunwoody Crier Article

The Dunwoody Post Office. Love it or hate it, but are we willing to say goodbye to it? According to a press release issued by the U.S. Postal Service, a hearing will be held on June 22 to “ brief the leaders and citizens of Dunwoody on USPS’ plan to relocate postal retail operations from the Dunwoody Branch to the Carrier Annex and dispose of the Dunwoody Branch property through a public sale.”

The Carrier Annex, located on North Shallowford Road south of Dunwoody Park Drive, is a sorting and storage facility, but does not function as a customer service location. If the consolidation takes place, it would be converted to such a use.

The briefing will be held at 6 p.m. at the Dunwoody City Council Chamber at 41 Perimeter Center East. “USPS representatives will present the various options the Postal Service is considering and outline the process and procedure,” the release said. “Questions and comments will be welcomed.”

Full Dunwoody Neighbor Article

The U.S. Postal Service has scheduled a June 22 “community briefing” on the proposed move of postal retail operations from the decades-old post office on Dunwoody Village Parkway to the agency’s Dunwoody carrier annex on Shallowford Road at Interstate 285.

Dunwoody Mayor Ken Wright said last week he did not favor the move for a variety of reasons, including inadequate access at the proposed new location and the loss of postal services from a central location.

“From my standpoint, I think it’s a terrible idea,” he said. “For the majority of Dunwoody residents, the [Shallowford] location is bad. Getting in and out of it is going to be very difficult.”

Dunwoody City Council Monday night voted 5-0 for a resolution telling the postal service it opposed the move.

No comments: