Gladstone Residents Left Frustrated by Post Office Closure in the Middle of the Day

Gladstone has been left reeling after our post office on 72nd and Broadway unexpectedly closed its doors in the middle of the day. According to eyewitnesses, the post office shut down at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday this week with personnel telling patrons they were headed out to lunch. When customers returned at 4:05 p.m., they found the doors still locked and no explanation for the prolonged closure. The location was also closed for most of Wednesday as well. 

The incident has raised questions about the reliability of government services and the future of the postal industry. With the rise of e-commerce giants like Amazon and UPS, many Americans have been opting to send packages through alternative channels. Even the price of a stamp is no longer competitive, leaving post offices struggling to keep up with the changing times.

Moreover, the closure has left Gladstone residents with fewer options for mailing their packages and letters. Mary Slightholm, a local resident, recounted her experience of going to the post office to mail a package and finding the gates closed with a sign directing her to a kiosk. Slightholm's package, which was sent via Priority Mail from California, was supposed to arrive in three days, but the delay left her frustrated and concerned about the efficiency of the postal service.

Despite the challenges facing the post office, it remains a vital service for many Americans, particularly those in rural areas. As the country continues to grapple with the effects of the pandemic, access to reliable and efficient postal services has become more important than ever. It remains to be seen what steps the government will take to address the challenges facing the postal industry and ensure that Americans can continue to rely on this crucial service.


Anonymous said…
The vivion Rd location is frequently closed on Saturdays. This is very frustrating to the customers. The drop boxes are always clogged up making it so you can't even leave the packages. The service issues are getting ridiculous.
Anonymous said…
The Vivion rd location is closed daily for lunch. (But not at lunchtime).

Plus PAY for priority mail but getting priority isn’t guaranteed… huh?

I try to avoid the post office service
Anonymous said…
HyVee offers postal services at their customer service desk. And I appreciate that Vivion Road is not closed during the regular lunch hour as that helps those who need to be there at lunch time.
Anonymous said…
They also need to figure out the key making system. I put in for an address change and mailbox keys almost 6 months ago and still haven't received any news. I have been in there almost every week to see if they have my keys or and to collect my mail. It's ridiculous

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