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What does the Five Points Post Office mean to its neighbors?

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We posted this morning about the possible closure of the Five Points Post Office.

Neighbor Terry Henderson, who has lived six blocks away in the Hayes-Barton neighborhood for 24 years, isn't concerned. "It's an awkward little post office," Henderson says, with little parking and inconvenient hours -- they're closed weekends and from noon to 1 p.m. on weekdays, right when most people have some free time to head to the post office on a lunch break.

"I'm not sentimental about closing a post office," Henderson said. "It's just a business."

And a business that could stand to up its game, Henderson feels.

"Ordinarily, a business is about selling a needed service for a good price with good customer service," Henderson said. "I find that the post office tends to raise prices, cut service and have fairly surly and officious customer service."

He uses the Five Points location maybe half a dozen times a month. If the location closes, he'll just head to the more convenient location at Kroger on Six Forks Road instead, Henderson said.

Read more customer reactions in the N&O tomorrow.

If you'd like to give your opinion, email me at chelsea.kellner@newsobserver.com with your contact info by 4 p.m., or give me a call at 919-829-4802.

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Chelsea Kellner writes about the news, the events and the people of North Raleigh and Midtown. Contact her at chelsea.kellner@newsobserver.com or 919-829-4802.
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