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Downtown Redmond Post Office Closing July 28 (Update)

Beginning July 30, the city's only post office will be located on 185th Avenue Northeast in Southeast Redmond.

Downtown Redmond's will move to Southeast Redmond later this month, a postal service spokesman confirmed to Patch on Wednesday.

As we , the United States Postal Service has decided to move its downtown operations to a distribution center it already owns at 7241 185th Ave. NE. Ernie Swanson, a spokesman for the postal service's Seattle district, said at the time that the move was largely due to financial reasons.

Swanson said Wednesday that the downtown Redmond post office's last day of business will be Saturday, July 28. The new Southeast Redmond location is expected to open the following Monday, July 31.

The new post office will offer all the same services as the downtown location and be open during the same hours, Swanson said.

Meanwhile, the postal service is seeking out a downtown merchant that might be interested in opening a contract store. If such a facility were to open, Swanson said it would be able to offer all the services of a regular post office, except for PO boxes and international mailing.

“We don’t have anything at this point, but we’re still scouting around to see if there might be anybody interested in doing that,” he said.

For more information about the post office relocation, to read our earlier story.

Jerry Fischer July 13, 2012 at 03:57 AM
No wonder the US Postal Service is losing money. The new location is not central, convenient or customer friendly when you have to fight the traffic out to the industrial area on the extreme end of town. What a joke.. Jerry F, Redmond
Laura Nelson September 04, 2012 at 06:31 PM
No kidding?! The only drive up mail box is on the right side of your vehicle which means that you either need to have a passenger to use it or park your car and walk up to it!!!
RG RDMD August 02, 2013 at 10:15 PM
Oh this is just perfect. Not only do we have to risk a head-on collision due to the bike riders insisting on pedaling on the white line, but we not longer have a P.O. Packages don't all fit it the conveniently located drop boxes, so I use Bellevue's P.O. and while I'm there I shop at Bellevue Square. As a consequence, Redmond Town Center loses the tax revenue. So, does the UPSP own the bldg., are they going to sell or rent it? Or, is it just going to sit there until it needs to be demolished or remodeled? Didn't our property taxes help to keep this public service viable. I don't get it. Why don't you negotiate with UPS and have them take over the PO's services??? They actually do a much better job, anyway.

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