April 18, 2008

Dear Mr. Hadfield:

In speaking with Norristown Postmaster/POOM, Lisa Layman, she offered your name as a source to promote several possible postal endeavors to serve postal customers and generate much needed postal revenues.

Concordville/Glen Mills - combined offices
Presently in the Glen Mills annex. There is no visible US Post Office on US1 Baltimore Pike from Media to Chadds Ford, a distance of roughly eight to ten miles. There are smaller finance units only at Lima (PA Rt. 452) and Chester Heights, PA Rt. 261, the latter one mile from Baltimore Pike. The Glen Mills retail is well off Rt 1 Baltimore Pike where you need a map to locate it! With the recent Ethan Allen Furniture store now vacant - which was adjacent to the burned down Concordville site, this would be a prime location that all of the surrounding area could reach because of the former office location. Retail, distribution, and post offices boxes from the two offices (Glen Mills and Concordville) would all be in one site. No need to keep the annex or the Glen Mills retail site. This would serve both communities, even the patrons from the disgruntled Boothwyn area of PA Rt. 322 who want closer retail. (With their "Garnet Valley" address they seek for mail delivery out of Boothwyn.)

The new Concordville Town Center - is seeking tenants and had offered a site to the USPS when the Concordville office burned down. A Postal Store would be perfect for this location and serve business and patrons alike.

King of Prussia Mall - A Postal Store in this sprawling mall would generate revenue as other malls around the country do with their postal units. I know our revenues are down, but it takes ideas and money to make money. Therefore, every possible idea presented or asked for by our patrons should be given every consideration for the value it would give both parties.

Thanks for taking the time to read my ideas and maybe you could look into these possibilities as our patrons and businesses are certainly being short-changed in the fastest growing area in the 113 postal area with both retail and residential growth.


Mark Hennessy, President
Tri County Area Local APWU

cc: Lisa Layman, PM/POOM