Nfld Patch: Downtown Northfield Post Office Could Close
Peter Nowacki, a spokesperson for the United States Post Office, said Monday that the Northfield branch is one of 16,000 sites nationwide being considered for closure.
Nfld News: Downtown post office on the chopping block
While the closing, if it does occur, would likely impact the traffic in the city’s historic business district, the reduction would be temporary, said the city’s economic development director, Jody Gunderson. “I don’t see it staying empty long,” he said. “It’s a phenomenal building. I don’t think it would be very difficult to figure out a reuse for it.”
It seems like a perfect location for a local Northfield church. But maybe there are better reuses for the building?
Update 4/6: I’ve added a recent photo of the exterior and 3 other photos of the interior. I’ve also removed the “Churches to compete for space?” from the blog post title.
Another picture perfect evening tonight in downtown Northfield. I mainly took photos along RiverWalk.
See the album of 21 photos, the large slideshow (recommended), or this small slideshow:
While taking photos at yesterday’s NHS groundbreaking, I managed to twist an arm and get permission to take a few photos of Division St. from the roof of the Scriver Building. The moderate snowfall at dusk, with holiday lights on Bridge Square and in store windows still visible, made downtown look prettier than ever.
I wandered around downtown yesterday from about 3:30 to 5:30 pm, taking photos during the peak of the snowstorm. As the streetlights and Xmas lights came on, it made downtown more beautiful than ever.
See the album of 89 photos, the large slideshow (best), or this small slideshow:
It was just us this week and we spent our entire non-fluff segment talking about downtown parking, as it’s at the top of Streetscape Taskforce’s list of recommendations (PDF of June packet).
$760,000 is budgeted for expenses related to the purchase of this rental property at 304 Washington St.
Update 10:30 PM:
I took these two screenshots from Google Maps view of the street, adding an arrow on one that points to the property.
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The vapor rising from the Cannon River as it flows over the Ames Mill dam has created a wonderland of hoar frost in a small area of downtown Northfield during this recent cold spell.
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Continue reading Photo albums: Downtown Northfield below zero
It’s the last day of a warm November and with the weather about to shift, here’s a look at some fall color photos of the Carleton Arb and of downtown Northfield via my camera’s macro lens. While the killer frosts in early October ruined much of the area’s usually spectacular fall color, it made for some interesting close-ups.
Continue reading Photo albums: fall colors in the Arb and downtown