Point Place residents fight possible post office closure

By Joe Stoll - bio | email

Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email

POINT PLACE (WTOL) - The convenience of the post office in Point Place could become a thing of the past. A sluggish economy has the post office thinking about closing two of Toledo's  post offices locations. The Point Place branch on Summit and the midtown branch on Dorr.

"I live just a few blocks up the street. If I want to come down here for stamps, mail a package or whatever, I can do that," said Point Place resident Gary Siegel.


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Siegel started a letter-writing campaign urging residents in the 43611 zip code to mail a letter to the U.S. postmaster to keep the Point Place location open.

Local business owner Howard Pinkley says he needs a post office and his company spent $1800 last year at the post office.

"There's other businesses out here that spend a lot of money. If that doesn't rate some merit, I don't know what they want," said Pinkley.

He and his staffers at the Flag Shop are handing out questionnaires asking people how often they use certain services.

A spokesperson for the United States Postal Service said because they're looking at consolidating does not mean they will. Also, residents in Point Place shouldn't worry yet.