By Meredith McCulloch
Since renovation/construction began at the Bedford Marketplace shopping center, residents frequently ask, “What is happening to the Post Office?” The answer is no one knows yet. A second question is whether there will be a drive-by mail deposit box to replace the ones that were removed. That question has not been answered either and may depend on the final location.
The sorting area, once located in the old post office building, has moved temporarily to Burlington, and the building has been demolished. The retail part of the post office remains in a part of the shopping center that is scheduled to be torn down. In a telephone conversation on August 6 Steve Doherty, the corporate communications contact for the USPS Greater Boston area, explained that there is no decision yet, but negotiations with the owner of Bedford Marketplace are ongoing. The hope is to keep it in the Bedford Marketplace Shopping Center.
Read about Bedford’s ‘old’ post office in The Bedford Citizen
Good idea to use Federal property, but not sure more traffic would be welcome at the VA area. And an extra trip to DeAngelo Drive in this busy town might not make folks happy. I sure hope the owner of the Marketplace will give the USPO a break!
Why not move a federal building to federal property at the VA grounds. Therefore saving the taxpayers from the USPS from renting property.
They should take over one of the abandoned office buildings on DeAngelo Drive. Acton did this a few years ago at a huge savings, and were able to have counter service, 24 hour automated machine, and sorting under one roof.