East End post office in Richmond, VA, still shuttered after a year, and Postal Service has no timetable for reopening


Richmond Times-Dispatch: A year after the U.S. Postal Service shuttered the lone post office serving Richmond’s East End, the federal agency says it still does not have a target date for reopening the location.

The post office at 414 N. 25th St. — known as East End Station — closed in early April 2017 for safety reasons as a result of deferred maintenance.

“Final repairs are being completed,” said Freda Sauter, a Postal Service spokesperson. “The time frame to reopen the East End post office has not been determined.”

Reached by phone, the building’s owner, Joshua Bilder of Sterling Bilder Development, declined to answer questions about what repairs he made to the building, and referred questions about the time frame to the Postal Service.

When the building initially closed, Bilder pledged to make the repairs by summertime. Last December, Bilder told WTVR that he had fixed the roof and replaced lights. At that time, he said he expected the location to reopen by Christmas.

“All I can tell you is I’ve done my part,” Bilder told the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Thursday. “It’s really in the post office’s court, and you’ll have to talk to them about it.” Read more.