• San Marino Post Office to Close; Give Us Your Thoughts


    by Mitch Lehman

    Employees at the San Marino Post Office have been notified that their Huntington Dr. location will be closing at the end of the calendar year with all operations slated to be relocated to the Lincoln Avenue General Mail Facility in Pasadena.

    After years of rumors predicting the demise of the location, workers received the news on Monday. Several other smaller post offices have suffered a similar fate due to multi-billion dollar losses at the national level.

    Should the San Marino Post Office Close?

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    19 Comments for this article
    Added: July 31, 2013. 11:26 AM

    KEEP IT OPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Added: July 31, 2013. 3:16 PM

    No, please don’t close the Post Office on Huntington Drive. Most people in San Marino who use the post office services are the elder and business owner/personnel and it’s a BIG HASSEL AND TIME CONSUMING going the Pasadena Post Office.

    Added: August 2, 2013. 8:47 PM

    This makes me sick. We pay huge amount of taxes due to the
    Success of our community. This post office is always busy. What is going to be left in San Marino ? We need this service

    Added: August 3, 2013. 12:24 AM

    No. Please do not close. There is no post office near by. Elderly, business people, people who have PO Boxes have to drive to Pasadena will be a great inconvenience, time consuming and also Pasadena Post offices are always crowded. This will make people use more electronic mail and as a result loss of Federal revenue.

    Added: August 3, 2013. 10:59 AM

    Speaking as an elder person in S.M. I appreciate the convenience of the S.M. Post Office. I would not do well standing in long lines for postal service.

    Added: August 3, 2013. 5:09 PM

    This is our neighborhood post office and its serves all of us here in the San Gabriel Valley, especially for those of us who lives nearby!! . It’s one of the best service office that pays attention to their customers with friendly staff and well stocked merchandise. We need them. We depend on their service to handle all out out going and incoming mail!!!!!! Please don’t close our neighborhood post office!!!!!!

    Added: August 4, 2013. 4:36 PM

    Stop Saturday delivery instead. This will lead to my doing much more using electronic mailing. Don’t they realize how long it takes to drive to the Lincoln street address? And the lines are always ridiculous.

    Where are our congressman and Senators in fighting for us? years ago they changed mail box pick up times to roughly 2 pm. Not convenient at all for local businesses, especially on days filings are due and must be postmarked. Vote to give them more money and this will end. Harass your representatives as well.

    Added: August 4, 2013. 7:48 PM

    Please, please do not close this post office. I cannot even think of spending the time and gas to go to the Lincoln post office. The San Marino Post Office is fabulous–it provides a much needed service to this community. I use it all the time.

    Added: August 5, 2013. 10:11 AM

    The expense and added pollution contributed by the drive to Lincoln Ave. is not in the best interest of the citizens of San Marino nor of the surrounding communities that use our post office. A minimal storefront operation is not a good alternative.
    Please keep the San Marino Post Office in San Marino.
    Perhaps some property owner with an empty space would consider a lower rent.

    Added: August 5, 2013. 10:36 AM

    Oh no! This just doesn’t seem right that they close our post office. We depend on them. We need them and they need us. Friendships were forged from standing in line and conversing with each other as well as with the postal workers for the past many years.
    There is just something special about our neighborhood post office. Please don’t closed it!!! We’ve brought my son’s Cub Scout there many years ago to teach them about community services and local government. The kids have fond memories of visiting their neighborhood post office.

    Added: August 5, 2013. 12:10 PM

    It is a shame if we cannot re-evaluate the post office closings – they need to stay open for the benefit of the elderly and those who need them.

    kind regards,

    Louise

    Added: August 5, 2013. 12:39 PM

    Not all services are provided on-line, like media mail rates and acceptance of packages over 13 oz. at parcel post or first class rates. The internet services are not complete and it’s always nice to see Ray, Helen and Rick’s friendly faces. It’s bad enough they transferred Helen and Rick to other locations because they didn’t have enough seniority to stay in San Marino. They were part of the community and active in the PTA etc. What good does it do to have them work somewhere else, farther away, where they have to drive extra and use us us more fuel. The government should be encouraging workers to work close to home & their children’s schools, not further away.

    Added: August 5, 2013. 3:02 PM

    We were afraid of this. It is particularly galling since the SM office is not underutilized but rather is very busy. Closing it is just telling us that we must use private services and forget about a basic government service.

    Added: August 6, 2013. 11:08 AM

    Keep it open!! I don’t want to drive farther away. This place is so convenient! If I have to drive further away, then I’ll take my business to UPS.

    Added: August 6, 2013. 8:26 PM

    This is indeed sad, I have two PO Boxes at this office and get my stamps there, every City should have a post office, like every City should have a library. I hope this effort will help keep it open forever

    Added: August 7, 2013. 9:18 PM

    As a customer of the San Marino office and a non resident I am greatly upset of this news. I am at the office every day due to my business. This location is convenient, friendly and provides plenty of parking space. I see the people that use this facility and many are of older generation. They have been going to this office for years and have even become friends with the employees. It’s like going to the neighborhood store.I have recommended this office to several people throughout the years because of the office that it is. I am very concerned as to why we the people have not been officially notified by the postal service of this outrageous decesion. Where will all the p.o. box customers go? It takes alot of time and effort to notify customers that a p.o. box owner has to make this change. They can’t do it over night! The drive to the Lincoln office is INCONVENIENT to pick up hold mail, accountable mail, parcels and SPEND our money for ANY services.A suggestion would be to designate perhaps 4 locations for the people to sign a petition against the closure of our office. Perhaps writing to our congressmen would make a difference. Phone calls to the postmaster to find out who we the people can talk to. Posting flyers on all the businesses in San Marino to notify all and those surrounding businesses so that they can get involved in spreading the word. Notify the schools so that they can tell the kids to notify their parents. Have the kids make a project of it like it’s a project when they go to the post office for a field trip. I want to thank the Tribune for posting the article and making it an opportunity for us people to vote and speak our minds on this ridiculous decesion. Why isn’t the postal service talking to us??? Do they really want us to take our money elsewhere? It’s no wonder there going under!

    Thomas

    Added: August 8, 2013. 2:46 PM

    As a San Marino Business we utilize the SM office several times a week. It’s convenient and the employees there are friendly & helpful. We are a business of six people and we all vote “keep it open!”

    Added: August 9, 2013. 10:54 AM

    Demand that the Post Office be kept open in San Marino!!!

    Added: August 9, 2013. 11:35 AM

    I’m an 80 year old resident. I recall when the Post Office had representation in the local Stationary Store. Why not bring that back?

     
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