Friendly neighborhood shop, galleryAndrew Perfetti has been preparing for a planned downtown construction project since last year.
By: Shelley Nelson, Superior Telegram
Andrew Perfetti has been preparing for a planned downtown construction project since last year.
With the help of Jeredt Runions, and new signs created to guide customers to Goin’ Postal, 816 Tower Ave., Perfetti waits to help people with their shipping and packaging needs.
With a rear entrance that will take patrons around a set of stairs to find, he stands ready to help patrons of Goin’ Postal get packages from customers’ automobiles to their destination.
If people need help, Perfetti said they can call ahead to get help getting their packages to the counter.
“Goin’ Postal is a friendly, neighborhood shipping and packaging store,” Perfetti said. “We also do copying and printing, graphic design work. We sell boxes and packaging supplies as well as we sell art and have art shows.”
In fact, Perfetti said a show featuring 10 or 11 artists is planned for May 10, after Tower Avenue is slated to close for construction.
“We usually have a really big turnout,” Perfetti said. “Last time, we had about 325 people,” Perfetti said. “It brings the community together; it’s fostering the local art scene … it brings people together.”
With construction expected to take about six months, Perfetti said his biggest concern is letting the public know that just because the street is closed, he is still ready to meet their needs.
Perfetti plans to use signs to guide the public to his business from Ogden Avenue through the alley behind Superior Shooters Supply.
And once they get there, because it’s going to be a little longer walk to the counter, Perfetti said the store will help customers get packages from their car to the store.
And as an added draw, Perfetti said he encourages customers to stop by to see the progress on the mural painted by Jeredt Runions as it continues to grow this year.
“It’s going to be business as usual,” Perfetti said. “People may have to go through the back door, because we’re not going to have a front door. There will still be parking in the alley here. And we’ll still be opening the regular hours, Monday-Friday 8 to 6.”