Neighbors concerned over fate of post office in Little Rock

SteveBlog Neighbors in the Heights community of Little Rock, Arkansas, have been very upset the last few days after hearing from their letter carriers that the area’s post office may close.

The U.S. Postal Service rents the Forest Park Station property at 5420 Kavanaugh Boulevard from a local business man.  The lease is coming up, and there were questions and concerns about whether or not the Postal Service would renew that lease, because the cost is also up.

“People move into this area of town because of the amenities it has. Having a great post office with good staff is certainly important to people,” said Norman Hodges, President of the Heights Neighborhood Association. “For all the businesses, the residents, what have you, it is a very busy office. If you’ve ever been around here and looked very much, it is constantly busy, so it would be a real detriment.”

That group has appealed to local, state, and even national leaders to help them save the post office.  Read more.