CLINTON, IOWA – More than four years after services at the Lyons Post Office were suspended due to a structural collapse, the post office is officially opening today.
A news release from the United State Postal Service states the Postal Service will resume retail and P.O. Box services at the Lyons Postal Station, located at 97 Main Ave., effective today. Retail window hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The P.O. Box lobby will be open 24 hours.
PO Box customers wishing to reactivate their previously assigned Lyons P.O. Box numbers should fill out a new P.O. Box application and pay the current box rental rate at the Lyons station in addition to returning their current Clinton P.O. Box keys to the Clinton Post Office.
Building Co-Landlord Chad Jensen, who took ownership of the building approximately two years ago, was notified last Thursday of the impending opening of the Lyons Post Office location today. Jensen sees the Lyons Post Office location as a benefit to Clinton, citing the number of residences and businesses in the Lyons area, as well as the Clinton being a long and narrow town.
Jensen said his impression from United States Postal Services representatives was that there was always the intent to have a post office at the north end of town, whether in the current building or at another facility.