Downtown post office in Grand Island, Neb., could close by Memorial Day


Grand Island Independent: Postal operations in Grand Island, Neb., may shift from the main post office downtown to the facility at 3835 Old Potash Highway by the end of May.

Postal employees are tentatively shooting for Memorial Day weekend to make the move.

The U.S. Postal Service announced last year that it plans to abandon the main post office by the time the lease expires at the end of June. Until this year, the Old Potash building has served as the city’s processing and distribution facility.

Hall County Supervisor Doug Lanfear, a former post office employee, has also heard that Memorial Day weekend is a target date.

Brian Sperry, a Postal Service spokesman in Denver, says only, “We still plan on occupancy prior to the end of the current lease.”

Lanfear believes local postal officials are still interested in opening some sort of a location in the downtown area, but they want to get the Old Potash facility up and running smoothly first.  Read more.

(The relocation was appealed to the PRC last summer, but the Commission dismissed the case because it considers relocation decisions outside of its jurisdiction.)