USPS reveals design for replacement of post office destroyed in Minneapolis riots

The Lake Street station was one of two burned last May.
Author:
Publish date:
Lake Street Post Office

The United States Postal Service has revealed the proposed design of the post office that will replace one of those destroyed during the Minneapolis riots.

The Lake Street station on East 31st Street was one of two post offices destroyed by fire during the civil unrest last May, with the other being the Minnehaha station on 27th Ave South.

Since then, a temporary post office to replace both destroyed stations has opened in the former Kmart on West Lake Street and Nicollet, which was scheduled for demolition prior to the riots, but will now stay open until a replacement post office has been built.

The USPS says that the new Lake Street Post Office will be ready "near spring of 2022" and will provide full retail service as well as "housing local delivery services for the Lake Street community."

"It is great to see these plans come to fruition for the residents of the Lake Street community,” said Minneapolis Postmaster William Jones in a press release.

"We thank our customers for their patience and our employees for their commitment to their community,” he added.

"We have taken our role to this neighborhood seriously as we have worked with our contractors to build a facility that will suit our customer’s and employee’s needs now and in the future."

USPS

Next Up

Miguel Sano

Miguel SanĂ³'s 8th inning blast ends Twins losing streak

The 5-4 victory over the A's snapped a five-game losing streak.

Thomas Humphrey, charged in vaccine thefts.

Viral videos of vaccine thefts lead to charges for MN anti-vaxxer

Thomas Edward Humphrey is a 32-year-old St. Paul resident.

Kyle Imdieke of Osakis, Minnesota.

Community rallies around family of MN coach who died suddenly

Kyle Imdieke was a beloved educator at Osakis High School.

Hinckley crash

Fatal crash that closed north I-35 caused when SUV crossed median

The incident occurred Friday afternoon one mile south of Hinckley in eastern Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2021-05-15 at 7.17.27 AM

Viral video: Customer argues with Menards worker over store mask policy

The incident happened in Buffalo on Thursday, hours after the CDC issued new guidance on face masks for vaccinated people.

Sylvia Fowles

Phoenix, Minnesota live up to the hype in WNBA opener

Diana Taurasi hit the game-winning shot with 1.1 seconds to play.

Josh Donaldson

Oakland smacks four home runs to extend Twins' horrific start

The A's handed the Twins a 6-1 loss on Friday night.

Hy-Vee

Spring Lake Park Hy-Vee to open by the end of May

A dozen Hy-Vee stores are now located in the Twin Cities metro area.

PXG Store Manager Derek Holmes Qualifies for the PGA Championship

Minnesota golf store manager qualifies for PGA Championship

No word if he'll have to burn some vacation days to play in the PGA Championship!

Related

Minnehaha post office

USPS will rebuild Minneapolis post office destroyed in May riots

The Minnehaha station was one of two post offices destroyed.

Kmart

Post Office opens at former Kmart in Minneapolis, replacing 2 destroyed in riots

The temporary location will service south Minneapolis until the two that were destroyed can be replaced.

Screen Shot 2020-06-16 at 7.48.35 AM

Charge: Minneapolis arson suspect implicated through video, Facebook post

Max It Pawn on E. Lake St. was burned down during the May 28 riots.

USPS

$10K reward offered to find Minneapolis post office arsonists

Three Minneapolis post offices burned during the recent civil unrest.

Kmart

Kmart building on Nicollet Avenue set to become temporary post office

USPS is looking for a temporary site while it rebuilds its post office that was burned in the riots.

Target Lake Street

Target announces closure of 2 Minneapolis stores until further notice

The Uptown and Lake Street stores were damaged in last week's unrest.

Screen Shot 2020-09-28 at 2.50.57 PM

Aldi store damaged in May riots will reopen this week

The Longfellow store has been closed for four months.

gandhi mahal destroyed

Destroyed in the riots, Gandhi Mahal will open temporary restaurant

The day after the restaurant burned, owner Ruhel Islam said "let my building burn" and called for justice for George Floyd.