John McLeese heard more than a year ago that the post office at 3710 W. 73rd Terrace in Prairie Village would be moving and downsizing to a smaller retail space.
He hasn’t seen any evidence of change lately and wants to know what’s going on with the move.
Not much seems to be happening on that front.
U.S. Postal Service spokesman Richard Watkins said that “the process for relocating letter carriers and potentially seeking new retail space is still under review at the regional office in Denver” and that it isn’t known when a final decision might be made.
City Administrator Quinn Bennion said Mayor Ron Shaffer wants to keep a post office in Prairie Village and noted that the one on 73rd Terrace also serves Mission Hills, Fairway and northern Leawood.
“While we recognize that it may be necessary to move operations to the Broadmoor office (in Mission), a post office presence in Prairie Village can and should be retained with a small retail storefront,” Bennion said.
The Watchdog fondly remembers a mail carrier named Vicki, who always carried dog treats and even let a little pekapoo in the neighborhood walk with her on part of the route. Nobody ever barked at her.
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