I wrote recently about the forthcoming closure of the Australia Post office shop on Brunswick St, and a commenter noted that the Gertrude St post office shop already appears to have closed. Now I have learned where the new one is opening – in the former rug shop in the old hotel on the corner of Gertrude St and Brunswick St diagonally opposite the Newtown Workers’ Club. Will Australia Post’s cost cutting and consequent decreases in customer service result in the two post office shops being merged into one? I hypothesise that this is the replacement for both the Gertrude St and Brunswick St shops.

postoffice1 the new Fitzroy Post Office shop

When I went past last night it looks like it is yet to open, with shelves still being stocked.

postoffice2 the new Fitzroy Post Office shop

postoffice3 the new Fitzroy Post Office shop

the new Fitzroy Post Office shop

12 thoughts on “the new Fitzroy Post Office shop

  • 28 July 2009 at 12:11 pm
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    It looks like its retained the ridiculous opening hours of the Brunswick St post office though. Not open on Sunday at all, 3 hours on Saturday, sigh.

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    • 28 July 2009 at 12:26 pm
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      I don’t know any post offices that open on a Sunday but only 3 hours on Saturday is very poor.

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  • 28 July 2009 at 1:08 pm
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    I have it on good authority that it will become” THE “Fitzroy Post Office & what a mess they’ve made of such an attractive building!

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  • 28 July 2009 at 2:02 pm
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    I think you’re right, which makes the previous information about what was happening rather disingenuous.

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  • 28 July 2009 at 7:13 pm
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    The post office opened yesterday – I went in for my usual business and can report that it’s a great improvement on the shop they had a few doors down on Gertrude Street – it looks like they’ll be stocking a larger range as well.

    I expect they’ll be particularly well situated for selling Metcards as they’re now on the doorstep of four tram stops.

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    • 28 July 2009 at 7:57 pm
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      Thanks Nicole! If only we can get longer opening hours on Saturdays.

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  • 28 July 2009 at 10:28 pm
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    You just found out? i told you that more than a month ago…

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  • 29 July 2009 at 9:40 am
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    Yes dear. Check your other post on the subject.

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    • 29 July 2009 at 10:06 am
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      Thanks :-) Too much info to remember! Amanda’s comment is here.

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  • 29 July 2009 at 4:41 pm
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    I feel slighted! How ya gonna make it up to moi? :op

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    • 29 July 2009 at 5:08 pm
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      With dinner! Next on list – Muttis on Elgin St?

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