I had a thought..perhaps you can help.
I recently found out that our "neighborhood post office" will be closing and moving to Crystal Springs Shopping Center. When I was there yesterday there were two elderly woman with me in line. We were expressing sadness and disappointing that the post office would be leaving and that we are upset that the owner of the shopping center is not fighting to keep them.
According to the employee it sounded like the owner of the shopping center were butting heads over rent and some other issue. I have been a resident since 1989 and am tired of seeing our valued places at Carlmont Shopping Center are leaving...we don't need more vacancies in our city. It already looks like a ghost town with Blockbuster and the buffet restaurant empty.
I spoke with the owner of the shopping center when he let Jamba Juice go because kids and locals were disappointed and upset. My feeling was it was all about money, not the people.
I think we need to let people know that the Post Office is in jeopardy! Can you write an article about it and encourage people to voice out and contact the owner of shopping center in support of saving our Post Office? I understand they will move the end of August if nothing gets agreed upon. We have time to speak out and he should know how we feel.
This Post Office is ideal for the Belmont Community. He can't seem to fill the empty spaces that already exist. He needs to listen to the community!
I don't think many people know about this issue. Can you help? The one lady yesterday in the post office is involved with the Central Neighborhood Association and was going to bring it to their attention right away.
The employee at the Post Office yesterday was very grateful to hear we were supportive in keeping the Post Office right where it is.
Cathy (Belmont resident)
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