Special Downtown Forum to Save Our Post Office

The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) will hold a special Downtown Forum on the threatened closing of the historic downtown post office.  The Forum is Tuesday, April 5th, 8 a.m., in the Riverview Conference Room (lower level) of the historic Archer House River Inn, 212 Division Street.

The United State Postal Service (USPS) has proposed closing the historic Northfield Post Office.  The structure, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1936 during the height of the Great Depression, and is not only a cornerstone of the Northfield Downtown Historic District but of the downtown Northfield business district.

The NDDC believes that the closure of the Downtown Post Office would damage the downtown economy and that the loss would affect the entire community.

Topics at the Forum will include: 1) the current situation and background information, 2) the process for closure and citizen appeal, and 3) important messages and key contacts.  The NDDC will also encourage people to attend the City Council Meeting that night, at which there will be a presentation by USPS staff.

The NDDC is a non-partisan, non-profit community organization dedicated to the vitality and vibrancy of downtown Northfield. The event is free and open to the public. As always, coffee and cookies will be served.

For more information, contact Executive Director Ross Currier at (507) 663-0319 or rcurrier@nddc.org.

Photo courtesy of Griff Wigley.

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