Pratt PO to return — but users shrug

Pratt PO to return — but users shrug
Community Newspaper Group / Andy Campbell

The Pratt post office will reopen as early as next month after a year of repairs and arguments — but some customers could care less.

Rep. Ed Towns (D–Fort Greene) announced this week that the Myrtle Avenue facility would resume service from the interim postal truck that sat between Grand Avenue and Steuben Street since last February.

But the office’s longtime customers say that they’ve taken a liking to the mobile station because the regular office was slow and inefficient.

“Inside, it took forever — but these guys are great,” said three-year Fort Greene resident Kara Baker, pointing at the mobile station. “The lines out here have been quick. I just hope that [the customer service] is better when the shop comes back.”

The main office was closed after workers found considerable floor and ceiling damage inside the building. Later in the year, repairs were delayed when the Postal Service squared off with its landlord over who was responsible for the work.

But now that the new digs are almost complete, the station is under close watch by Towns, who said he’ll “make sure” that the customer service woes are closely monitored once the new office opens up next month.

The Postal Service didn’t return calls by our online deadline.

Fort Greene Patch first reported this story.