Post office in Allegheny County to close temporarily when lease expires

BELLEVUE, Pa. — It’s an apparent end of an era for an Allegheny County post office, at least for now.

The U.S. Postal Service said the lease at the Bellevue Post Office is expiring.

The closure is putting many people in a very difficult predicament.

Bellevue is known as a walkable, friendly, tightly-knit community, so hearing that the post office along North Sprague Street was closing drew big concerns.

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A note posted on the front door said the location is closing due to a lease expiration in mid-May, with all services scheduled to end on May 14.

Customers will now have to travel four miles away to the California Avenue location on the North Side.

USPS says no final decision has been made to permanently discontinue the location, but people who live in and frequent the area said it’s a huge inconvenience, especially for the elderly population.

A community meeting is now planned near the post office to get feedback about the USPS offering alternate service for the area.