|Autumn photo of "fallen" post office|
The Redmond Reporter (RR) published two good stories on this.
In the Reporter's first story, Mayor Marchione said "for the USPS to leave downtown at a time when the downtown core is growing makes no sense." According to the RR, The USPS left mostly for financial reasons.
The Redmond postmaster has attended multiple Chamber of Commerce meetings over the years and their financial constraints and relocation options were available. The City Council is a Member of the Chamber with Councilmembers Cole and Vache' held Trustee positions during the Postmaster's participation.
Here is a list of retail post offices in or close to Redmond where you can mail insured letters, returned receipts, buy stamps, etc. Some grocery stores also sell stamps. USPS Parcel pick-up remains exclusively in the SE Redmond post office. (Find map and my story here.)
One reader recommends the Post office at Bartell's in Bridle Trails Shopping Center. (see comments). Bella Bottega shopping center in the QFC lot has drop box for letters.
|*Southeast Redmond Post Office||7241 185th Ave. NE||425-885-1057|
|Mailbox & Shipping Center||8040 161st Ave. NE||425-869-1448|
|The UPS Store||16625 Redmond Way||425-869-7447|
|FedEx||16815 Redmond Way||425-882-1949|
|Bellevue (Crossroads) Post Office||15731 NE 8th St.||425-401-0892|