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Two Post Offices Close; One Opens

What do you think of the new location?

The has closed two post offices in Springfield and opened a new one.

The closed at the end of the day Thursday, Aug. 4 and the location closed at the end of the day Friday, Aug. 5. The new office, in the , between and , opened the morning of Saturday, Aug. 6.

A USPS employee, who wished to remain anonymous, told Patch that the new location is a bit busier than when there were two offices.

“I miss the old Brookside one, because it was closer to me,” resident Maria Woodruff of Colonial Park Drive told Patch.

Another patron waiting in line said he liked the new office for its convenient location on Baltimore Pike and its available parking.

Springfield Patch will update its directory to reflect these changes.  

[Editors note: Patch previously reported that Springfield post offices would remain open. This was an error on our part. The article was based on a list released by the United States Postal Service July 26 revealing 3,700 locations being considered for closure. Springfield offices were not on that list. We apologize for any confusion. As Patch establishes itself in the community, it’s important that we are in touch with residents. Please do not hesitate to email, phone, comment and call us out if we’ve made an error. Submit news tips to Leslie.Truluck@Patch.com]

shanagail August 13, 2011 at 11:22 AM
I have mixed feelings about the change. On the positive side, I like the location. Brookside was difficult to get to because of the number of one-way streets if I was unable to park in their parking lot. The mall, with their Sunday hours, was ultra convenient. I do think, however, that the current site is an excellent compromise between the two previous locations.

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