The Pratt post office on Myrtle Avenue — which was shuttered on March 1 for eight weeks of emergency repairs — will actually be closed for up to a year, the United States Postal Service admitted on Friday.
The current facility, between Grand and Steuben streets, was closed for emergency structural repairs after workers found the floor buckling. But further review discovered far more damage, causing the longer repair time.
As a result, the Postal Service says it will seek an alternative location for the post office rather than using two mobile stations that have been deployed at the shuttered mailroom since March.
“It doesn’t make good business sense to keep operating out of the mobile trucks,” said Postal Service spokeswoman Darleen Reid-DeMeo, who said that the agency hopes to find a temporary location nearby.
She added that the Postal Service intends to move back in once it the work is completed.
“The current post office is leased and the landlord is responsible for the repairs,” she said.
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