Thursday, August 6, 2009

Georgia Ave post office to close?

Looks like the USPS wants to close the Georgia Avenue post office at 3321 Georgia Ave NW.

Here's what Jim Graham had to say:

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/
In replies, one person said the service there was terrible (and I've heard that elsewhere too), while another person said it was fine.

I rarely use the post office, so I have no opinion, but 14th and Irving seems like a strange place, unless it's a small one (maybe in one of DCUSA's smaller interior spaces.) Your thoughts?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hate that post office, and I would be fine with it closing. We don't need as many post offices as we used to anyway

Sam said...

I agree with Anonymous. I hope a late night take out restaurant takes its place. Georgia Ave could use more.

Mr T in DC said...

There historically was a post office at 14th and Irving, and I think it would be a fine spot for a Post Office kiosk or automated postage machine and mailboxes today. Maybe in one of the smaller DCUSA retail spaces, or something at ground level in the lobby. the one on Georgia Avenue is an abomination, so good riddance to that one.

Eva G. said...

I love the location of the GA Ave post office but the service there is indeed horrendous. Ultra, ultra slow, attitude, unfriendly .. I could go on and on and on....

Anonymous said...

Absolutely poor service. Slow, short-tempered, really an overall depressing experience to visit this post office. Why are the workers there so upset? They have government jobs with a pension...the Georgia Avenue location is an example of why the agency will cease to exist soon, replaced by private companies who employ motivated people.