The Herald is reporting this morning that the United States Postal Service has signed a lease to keep the Mountlake Terrace post office in it’s current location for at least the next two years. There have been many rumors going around the community about the MLT branch closing down or moving.
The property where the post office is located is owned by Calvary Fellowship
“There was talk of closure and my boss said she was not closing any post offices,” she said. “Everyone here is very happy about that.” Williams said employees learned in October that the site would not be moving but its future was still uncertain.
Mountlake Terrace’s post office is a branch of the larger Lynnwood post office. It operates only as a retail outlet and offers post office boxes for rent, Swanson said.
He said the postal service leases about two-thirds of its post offices. The post offices’ two employees who deal most with customers have spent 25 and 19 years, respectively, at the site, Williams said.
“They know most everybody who comes in here,” she said. “I think the special thing about it is they are a part of the community and the community knows what they’re going to get when they come in here.”
Maria Borella stopped by the post office Friday to retrieve mail. “I was hoping that it would stay open,” she said. “It’s a convenient location and it’s never super busy so if I have to mail something, it’s easy to do.”Robert FrankThe Herald