The downtown Redmond post office , but it appears many customers have not received the message.
A steady stream of cars filed into the parking lot outside the now-vacant location around 5 p.m. on a recent weekday afternoon, the drivers' faces showing an obvious sense of surprise and confusion.
Tom Trout had stopped by the post office on his way home from work expecting to drop a letter off in one of the facility's exterior mailboxes—only to find them all removed.
"There used to be three of them right over there," Trout said, gesturing toward the sidewalk. "I had no idea they were doing this."
The postal service it already owns in Southeast Redmond at 7241 185th Ave. N.E. Ernie Swanson, a spokesman for the postal service's Seattle district, said at the time that the move was largely due to financial reasons.
Meanwhile, many residents——have expressed concern that a city the size of Redmond no longer has a downtown post office.
Here is a list of some alternative post offices and mailing centers in or close to Redmond:Name Address Phone 7241 185th Ave. NE 425-885-1057 8040 161st Ave. NE 425-869-1448 16625 Redmond Way 425-869-7447 16815 Redmond Way 425-882-1949 Bellevue (Crossroads) Post Office 15731 NE 8th St. 425-401-0892
Where do you plan to go to mail letters and packages? How has the downtown post office closure affected you? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.