Three Nashville post offices may close

Friday, November 20, 2009 at 3:57pm

Three Nashville area post offices are still in danger of closure.

The United States Postal Service released the latest revisions to its consolidation plan Friday as part of a plan to cut costs.

The USPS pared its list to 241, 35 percent fewer than the last potential closure list which included 371 offices. The three Nashville locations — Donelson, Northeast and Glenview — were not among the 130 saved.

The USPS expects to lose as much as $7.8 billion next year — after losing $3.8 billion in the last fiscal year — and had identified 3,600 facilities — a tenth of the nation’s post offices — for potential shutdown.

“To shore up its finances, the postal service is looking at every aspect of its business to economize. Reducing over-capacity in retail and delivery operations is a smart business move. Every effort is being made to maintain and improve customer access to postal services,” said USPS senior vice-president for operations Steven J. Forte.

Sixteen Tennessee postal facilities in Chattanooga, Memphis, Knoxville, Clarksville and Jackson, in addition to the Nashville three, are on the latest list.

The postal service has yet to announce how many facilities will ultimately be closed and reiterated Friday’s list is not final.

Full list of proposed closures

6 Comments on this post:

By: idgaf on 11/20/09 at 7:39

If they are losing so much money how come they are always "advertising" on TV?

Its not like they have competition for home delivery.

Perhaps we should sell it to the highest bidder with the current promise of a cent or two increase per year?

By: slzy on 11/21/09 at 6:55

what is going to be good is customer parking at the royal pkwy. facility.

seems like runyons regime went Way over budget in advertising,too.

By: oldhickorytony on 11/23/09 at 10:32

No competition for Home Delivery?... in any advertising is advertising delivery of packages; and they are primarily focusing on small businesses providing home delivery of goods... and so have you ever heard of UPS and Fedex (Fedex having at least 2 different divisions that deliver to homes)? They are fighting for a share of the market and providing competition that keeps prices down.

By: koolbass on 11/23/09 at 1:51

Isn't the USPS run by the same entity that's attempting to take control of our nation's health care?

I think we're in BIG trouble!!!

By: JeffF on 11/23/09 at 3:07

The USPS is a business. Failing businesses are the ones who contemplate doing away with advertising. Failed businesses are the one which did do away with it. Doing away with advertising is a foolish thing.

By: slzy on 11/23/09 at 5:03

how many ads for crack cocaine have you seen? all word of mouth,which is how all succesful goods are sold.

price first,word of mouth second,ads,last.

all madison ave. sell is itself.