The post office will be closed until late August, officials said.
Photo: File photo
Photo: File photo

‘Potential mold’ forces North DeKalb Mall post office to close temporarily

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

There was “visual evidence of water damage to the ceiling and walls,” at the post office, which is located on the southern side of the mammoth retail center, U.S. Postal Service spokesman Rick Badie told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday.

Crews are testing for “potential mold,” he said.

The facility is shut down until late August while workers repair the damage and address safety concerns, Badie said.

In a statement last week, the USPS said the location was closing for “maintenance” purposes. People who have post office boxes at North DeKalb Mall or want to drop off mail should visit the main Decatur post office at 520 W. Ponce De Leon Ave., the USPS said.

North DeKalb Mall remains about half-empty. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

It is unclear whether water damage or mold is an issue for other parts of the mall, which was originally built in 1965.

Representatives for the mall and its owner, Sterling Organization, did not respond to requests for comment. The USPS said it is working with the mall to address the conditions at the post office.

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