The “big” post office closed and moved to a smaller space on the other side of the coffee kiosk. It is staffed by only two persons and the wait is every bit as long as it was in the old post office. This post office has no postal boxes; the boxes were moved to the Broadway facility.
We have to believe this location is short term as the entire complex on this corner of 23rd & Union is for sale and the existing buildings will be razed for a large retail/residential complex at some point in the future. Perhaps there will be space for a new location in the new building, but that remains to be seen.
A closer alternative for a postal box is a private box at Park Postal, the new facility at 140 Lakeside in the lakefront business district of Leschi.