Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Arcade Needs Your Help

Posted By on Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 8:51 AM

click to enlarge Peanut butter malt balls--the new delivery hadn't arrived yet.
  • Peanut butter malt balls--the new delivery hadn't arrived yet.

It's so great to stroll through the Arcade at lunchtime. Will it be a slice at House of Pizza? Fresh salad and homemade soup at Maggie's Cafe? Or Peanut Shop's peanut butter malt balls for lunch? Since you're supporting local businesses, you can get them all, assuaging your guilt with the notion that you're a one-person Stimulus Package.

The Art Deco post office in the Arcade is one of only two in Tennessee targeted for a closure study. The closure would make Broadway the nearest branch for about 47,000 downtown workers. And it would deprive the historic Arcade of one of its anchor tenants.

The Peanut Shop has a stack of petition letters asking that the Arcade Post office be removed from the list and remain open.The public comment period is still open, but not sure how much longer, and a call to the regional post office review person was not returned. So run down and pick up a petition/letter with your peanut butter malt balls.

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