Georgia Ave. Post Office on List of Proposed Closures

Council member Jim Graham posted the following message to the Georgia Avenue listserv today. While I don’t necessarily like the current post office, it is critical to the neighborhood that we have a place to conduct our business. Perhaps the low usage at the Georgia Avenue station is in part due to the fact that it opens late and closes early on week days, giving many residents Saturday as the only real time they can use the station.

Graham’s message is below:

This morning I received a media call indicating that USPS was considering closing Georgia Ave P.O. at Georgia and Morton. It has been named “Columbia Heights” since USPS closed the former location–on the 1400 block of Irving– in the 1990s and relocated it.

We need a new post office back at 14th and Irving, and we also need to keep the post office on Georgia at Morton. The large number of elderly, alone, along the 14th St and Ga Ave corridors justify these actions! In addition, with its new residential and retail, 14th and Irving is vastly changed since a decade ago.

Please express your views on this to our Congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, by going to her website and sending an email. Click this link or copy and paste it into your internet browser’s address bar: http://www.norton.house.gov/

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2 Responses to “Georgia Ave. Post Office on List of Proposed Closures”

  1. DCDave05 Says:

    I stopped using the GA Avenue post office because of lousy and unfriendly service. If I need the services of post office, I use the one near my office.

  2. Honestly, I just sent Eleanor Holmes Norton an email stated that it wasn’t that the community doesn’t need a post office, its that USPS isn’t running a quality shop. I mean, open from 9-5 M-F … come on. I work during those hours. If I go on Saturday, they have 1 person working the counter and a line to the door. If they would provide quality service, the station would be used.

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