Post office closes early

By Alex Hays

The U.S. Post Office located in Ingleside Hall next to the University bookstore closed its doors to customers on Friday, according to a University news release. The closure came ahead of the University’s plan to demolish Ingleside Hall by the beginning of fall quarter as part of the ongoing projects to expand the main quad to the east and west along East 58th Street.

The post office had been in negotiations with University officials to find a new location on campus before the building was demolished this summer, University spokesperson Steve Kloehn said in an interview with the Maroon in late April. However, according to the news release, the post office was closed early and before finding a new location due to an unspecified computer problem.

Nearby alternatives include the Lake Park Post Office on East 55th Street near South Harper Avenue and the Jackson Park Post Office at East 61st Street and South Langley Avenue, two blocks west of South Cottage Grove Avenue.