Water damage and the threat of mold has forced the post office at North DeKalb Mall to temporarily close, officials said.

Faced with possible mold, North DeKalb Mall post office still closed

When water damage and the threat of mold forced the post office at North DeKalb Mall to temporarily close in early August, officials said it would reopen by end of the month.

But more than a week into September, customers still have to go into Decatur to send or pick up their mail. There is no word on when the North DeKalb Mall location could reopen.

U.S. Postal Service spokesman Rick Badie said Friday that “repairs as well as air quality tests are being conducted” at the location.

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In early August, Badie said crews were testing for “potential mold” due to visual evidence of water damage to the ceiling and walls.

The post office is located on the southern side of the storied retail center. Representatives for North DeKalb Mall have not commented on the condition of the building.

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The main Decatur post office is located at 520 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Full mail and retail services are available at that location.

“North Decatur Post Office will open when repairs are complete. We apologize for any inconvenience,” Badie said in a statement.

Postal service officials have not said how much the repairs could cost.

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