Morgan City’s downtown post office could close
MORGAN CITY, La. — A feasibility study to determine whether to close the downtown post office started back up this month after being suspended in March 2012.
The study of the post office on First Street across from City Hall originally began in January 2012, McKinney Boyd, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman, said. The study resumed this month, Boyd said.
“All of the factors that were under review when it was discontinued last year have now gone under a new study, and all of those factors will be reviewed by headquarters,” Boyd said. The postal service will not have “any answer” before the next 60 to 120 days as to whether the post office will remain open, Boyd said.
The study is under way at the branch, but “no determination has been made at this time,” Boyd said. “The Postal Service is losing $25 million a day, and this is one initiative that is being used to offset our dire financial condition,” Boyd stated in an email.
When it was built in 1932, the downtown branch was the main post office for Morgan City.
In 1966, another branch was built at Victor II Boulevard and Brashear Avenue in Morgan City, which now serves as the main branch for the city.
The downtown Morgan City post office was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in December 1982.
The downtown branch is a finance station, which means it only provides post office box services, sells stamps and boxes packages.