The Saugatuck post office will close Saturday — just 4 days from now.
According to WestportNow.com, a US Postal Service spokesman said the facility was in “substandard condition.”
I had little to do with the Saugatuck post office, beyond occasionally retrieving packages that had to be signed for. (Why they weren’t left at the Post Road post office, less than 2/10 of a mile from my home, is a longtime mystery that now will never be solved.)
Parking was atrocious.
But the employees there were extra-nice — they were as far from “going postal” as could be imagined — and I always sensed a nice, homey atmosphere in the tiny, cramped (yeah, probably “substandard”) building.
And not to point fingers, but why — with all the action in Saugatuck, including upcoming gentrification — is this facility closing, while the less busy (but way cuter) Green’s Farms branch remains open?
I’m just sayin’…