The U. S. Postal Service will make a formal announcement Friday that the Broadway-Fillmore post office will be taken off the list closing offices.
Buffalo Common Council President David A. Franczyk called the decision to spare the Broadway-Fillmore Station from closure “delightful” news. He had led a lobbying effort to keep it open and had discussions with Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, DFairport, and district postal officials.
“But we have to stay vigilant in future years,” Franczyk said. “One battle at a time.”
Earlier Tuesday, the Council’s Community Development Committee heard from numerous speakers who expressed opposition to the closing of the Broadway-Fillmore Station. They cited statistics indicating that nearly 80 percent of the residents living in the impoverished neighborhood do not own vehicles.
The small retail operation on Broadway has one full-time staff member and does not have letter carriers working out of its facility.
Great news! A lot of people went to bat to stop this.