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Post office "possible closure" list includes St. Louis-area locations

Jul 26, 2011

Reporting from KBIA's Ryan Famuliner was used in this report.

Several St. Louis-area branches of the United States Postal Service are named on a "possible closure" list released by the Postal Service.

Nearly 3,700 post offices across the country are on the list of locations that will be studied to determine whether they should be closed. You can see a list of the offices on the list in the St. Louis area below.

Spokeswoman for the postal service's St. Louis District, Valerie Welsch, said the move aims to help the Postal Service grow and adapt to the changing times.

“The postal service wants to be everywhere so our customers can be anywhere," Welsch said. "Basically that means that, you know, with technology today customers have a variety of choices and the postal services wants to be there, be one of those choices, so we can continue to provide service to Americans.”

Welsch says the study will, among other things, examine revenues and impact to communities. She says the communities that lose their post offices will likely have the option of getting a “village post office,” at a grocery store or other business, where stamps could be sold and mail could be dropped off.

St. Louis-area locations being considered for closure (via the St. Louis Business Journal):

  • Ferguson - 63135
  • Gwen B. Giles - 63112
  • Jefferson Memorial - 63101
  • Jordan W. Chambers - 63106
  • Truxton - 63381
  • Whiteside - 63387
  • Fletcher - 63030
  • Grubville - 63041
  • Maplewood - 63143

In the Metro East the list includes:

  • Lovejoy - 62059
  • National Stock Yards - 62071
  • Venice - 62090
  • Eagerville - 62023
  • Piasa - 62079
  • Sawyerville - 62085
  • Fidelity - 62030
  • Fults - 62244
  • Maeystown - 62256
  • Renault - 62279
  • Huey - 62252
  • New Memphis - 62266