The Uphams Corner Post Office is one of 30 post offices in the GreaterBoston area under consideration for closure.
USPS is required to post a notification in the post office, alertingcustomers of the potential closure.
The lines at Uphams Corner are often long. The branch made $423,000last year, short of USPS’s $500,000 requirement.
Uphams Corner is located on a busy section of Columbia Road wheretraffic is frequent and parking is minimal. The post office owns just twoparking spots.
The Post Office, facing a multi-billion dollar deficit, is encouragingcustomers to use services online.
Uphams Corner is home to a huge immigrant population, who use thepost office to send packages overseas, especially around the holidays.
The Uphams Corner post office is safe at least until a delay on closures islifted on May 15. If USPS officials had decided to close the branch, itsdoors would have shut in late February.
The Uphams Corner Post Office is centrally located near a large numberof small businesses.
Camillo Miendez, the owner of a shoe store, puts a sign up asking customersto wait for him while he runs across the street to the post office. If UphamsCorner were to close, he would have to close his doors for much longer.