Senator Bob Singer is the latest of several officials who have voiced their opinions since learning of the proposed closing of Lakewood’s main Post Office, located in Downtown Lakewood. “It’s a shame and a tremendous inconvenience”, Senator Singer tells TLS.
Singer added that with Lakewood growing by leaps and bounds, it’s disappointing that the busy office should close.
“Whenever I go there, it’s always busy”, Singer says. “I go there to buy my stamps and I go there to pick up my packages which weren’t delivered”, says Singer. “I’m disappointed”.
Singer says it will not only inconvenience the business people who frequent the office, but also the rest of the residents who will now have to travel to a nearby town, or at best Industrial Park, should the Post Office there become a full service office.
Lakewood’s Economic Developer Steven Reinman also spoke out against the Post Office’s proposal last week.
“This post office has always been a hub of significant activity and a cornerstone of the downtown district”, Reinman said. “Many of those who make frequent visits to this full service facility will not be served by a substation in a convenience store, nor will a trip to the facility in our Industrial Park be a practical option for many of the loyal patrons of the downtown post office”.
According to a recent TLS poll, 66% were against the closing, while 34% favored it. Over 800 people voted.
The Township Committee is expected to hear from the Post Office this week. TLS.