Verdi Post Office in Limbo

The future of the Verdi Post Office is up in the air following the Christmas morning arson. Verdi residents are unhappy that they will now have to drive seven miles to the nearest location.

Photo Courtesy of Mark Grizzle

"The fact that they haven't come out and said, yes we're going to close it, no we're going to open it up. No information. So the people are up in arms," says Howard Zunino.

Zunino's shop is right next to the Verdi Post Office that was vandalized and set on fire on Christmas Day.

Nevada Postal Spokesperson David Rupert says it could be months before they know what will happen to that facility.

"We share with the community in the shock of this crime. Since it only occurred about 10 days ago, we're still waiting to hear about the status and disposition of the building, before we can make any reconstruction plans," says Rupert.

Rupert says the fact that they don't own the building puts things up in the air. Currently the closest alternative is Peavine off of Robb Drive. instead of a couple minute walk, it's now about a 15 minute drive.

"With the gas prices the way they are, it does make a difference," says Mary Most.

"Fortunately for me it's an inconvenience, but I can work around it. There's a lot of elderly people that can not. They don't have vehicles," says Carly Borchard.

Zunino says it's more than just inconvenience. It's the employees too.

"Those people have a bland face and they could give a you know what about verdi people," says Zunino.

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