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

The Lake Street station was one of two burned last May.
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."

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