Lakewood’s Downtown Post Office Shuts its Doors for the Last Time

post office downtown closedAs of today, the historic Post Office in Downtown Lakewood is closed. The longtime postal facility on Clifton Avenue, which has been slated for closure for several years, is scheduled to be sold this month.

post office closed signsThe 19,342-square-foot, 1930s art deco-style building has been a downtown hub for many years, but officials say it is underutilized and no longer efficient. As a result, many services were moved to the more modern facility roughly two miles away in the Industrial Park.

All Lakewood post office retail operations moved to the Lakewood Postal Facility located at 1820 Swarthmore Avenue. P.O. boxes remain with the same numbers, and same keys.

post offc cuSome services are also available at a new Contract Postal Unit (CPU) at 218 Clifton Avenue.


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  1. I don’t know if that building is landmarked but it should not be allowed to be torn down nor altered, if they had not already acquired a building in Pine Park this building should have been Lakewood’s history museum.

  2. they will tear the building down to make a parking lot as if downtown lakewood isn t congested already!!!!! lakewood shouldn t b called lakewood anymore due to they have knocked down most of our trees and the air quality suks!! should be called “no woods”

  3. Very sad, very sad. And the other place on Swarthmore is much too far for most businesses located in center of town (no pun intended).


  4. Everybody calm down .
    If you really were so concerned , then you should’ve raised the money to preserve the building
    That building was a tremendous waste of space .
    Who cares about reminiscing it’s all about dollars and cents and that bldg was operating on a loss .

    It’s probably not going to be a temple. (We call it shul)
    Though I wish it was, there’s about 5 churches on Clifton and not one synagouge

    Whatever it is , it’s a free country
    Gd bless America
    We are all entitled to dream
    And work hard
    And make things happen and have growth
    I can assure you though it’s probably not going to be townhouses either
    No one would want to live there

    I once heard Harold wanted to make a children’s museum there
    I hope it’s true

    Good luck to the new post office

    I love those guys behind the counter

  5. There are 5 churches on Clifton and not one shul. fyi for all the anti’s out there. (you know who you are).
    Its a nice building but the PO did not need it any longer. Hope they keep the building and make a museum. Revenue can’t hurt.

  6. mail mart is not a post office. there are no postal employees there. it is owned by private business that is not federal. the real post office with postal employees are at 1820 Swarthmore, Lakewood, only

  7. It is what it is folks. This city is overbuilt and overcrowded and it will take forever to get to the other post offices.

    I think they should turn it into some kind of attraction that raises money for the city like a museum or arcades and batting cages…

  8. OMG, who needs that thing anyway… if all the services will be available at the privately owned location, then g-d bless!!! the lakewood post office was great to visit… looked like you stepped back into the 50’s or something. It was great to visit but not if you actually needed something. then you could die before you actually wait in the horrible line. All the employees shmooz with e/o like they have hours to kill (maybe they do) but if you were in a rush, that place was a blood pressure coooker… I avoided it like the plague… UPS anyone?

  9. Surely the brilliant minds here understand this has nothing to do with Lakewood and everything to do with the federal government right? They know that towns don’t run post offices, nor do they dictate who the feds sell its property too? SMH

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