Edendale post office gets a touch up

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ECHO PARK — Workers this week are giving the shabby looking Edendale post office, which serves much of Echo Park and Silver Lake, a new coat of white paint and repairing the panels that had peeled off the walls and left to dangle off the side of the Alvarado Street building for several months. It’s a relatively minor makeover but any improvement is welcome.

The work is expected to be completed by Thursday. But if the U.S. Postal Service ever undertakes a more extensive renovation, perhaps the designers who remade the Highland Park Starbucks – formerly “the most depressing Starbucks in America” – might offer some suggestions.


  1. Good to hear. That place looked so run down anyone not from the area would think it was abandoned.

  2. This post office is terrible. Twice I’ve requested a mail hold — the first time online, the second time with paperwork that I hand-delivered. Both times, I cam home to a mailbox jammed tight with two weeks’ of mail. I live just off Echo Park Ave., and a jammed-full mailbox is a serious burglary risk. The Edendale branch needs to clean up their services more than their exterior.

  3. I think that post office is probably built on an ancient indigenous people’s burial ground. And it seems like it’s on the most inaccessible corner in the neighborhood. It’s easier to use the Vermont Ave. or Atwater post offices.

  4. this post office and the one in los feliz on are awful..they don’t send packages out right away unless it’s priority/priority express..so fuckin lazy

  5. Good to see. That branch could use a “friends” organization.

  6. Nicest, most helpful people working there! Glad to see the building is getting a little touch up. I have been going there close to once a week for 6 years and have always appreciated the kind people at the counter.

  7. Slowest, most unqualified group of people I’ve ever experienced working at a post office. Ever. If there is even a bit of a line, don’t even bother, you’ll be there forever. Often there will be no one even at the windows as they are just wandering around (at a snail’s pace mind you) back in the back hunting for some package. This is not an underfunded issue (although I know the post office is underfunded), this is just a bunch of people that don’t care about the job they are supposed to do.

    These people need to do a couple days at a post office in NYC to see what actual work is like. Sad.

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