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No consolidating Post Offices in Joplin

Updated August 16, 2013:  Joplin's post offices will not be consolidated to build a performing arts complex.  The U.S. Postal Service informed the city about its decision.

Developer Wallace Bajjali says the performing arts center is still not off the table at the moment.

The post offices were slated to move to the former Coca-Cola building on Virgina Avenue.

 

Posted July 23, 2013:  Wallace Bajjali redevelopment partners have proposed a plan to consolidate the South Main Street and North Main Street Post Office facilities into a single building on Virginia Avenue, the old Coca-Cola building.

Wallace Bajjali has recently looked into purchasing the old Coca-Cola building.  Executive Officer David Wallace says the building would have the latest up-to-date equipment, making the services more readily accessible for the area and should save money.

"It can be efficient and have one location that really fulfills the needs that this community has," says Wallace.  "We can help take a fixed asset, and convert that to cash for them.  We can build a new facility and turn around and lease that facility to the postal service."

Once the final approvals come in from Washington, Wallace Bajjali can begin the next phase of consolidating.

The United States Postal Service does not know how many jobs would be lost or gained with this consolidation.

Wallace hopes to hear back from officials of the Postal Service in Washington in the next 30 to 60 days.

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