AMHERST - Consumers heading to one local grocery store planning on dropping off mail to be delivered won't have the option after the beginning of April.
The Amherst Market of the Atlantic Superstore will lose the Canada Post outlet as of April 3.
Julija Hunter, senior director of Corporate Affairs with Loblaw Companies Limited, said terms of renewal were not able to be agreed upon by the two parties.
"Based on a thorough review of the operation, we were unable to keep it open," she added.
This isn't the first postal outlet in the Atlantic Superstore to be closed, nor will it be the only outlet to close on April 3.
Outlets in St. Stephen, Glace Bay, Porters Lake, West Royalty Lake and Upper Tantallon were closed Feb. 27, while the outlets in New Minas, Summerside, Bathurst and Sydney Welton St. will also close the same time the Amherst outlet will close.
Genevieve Latour, external communications manager for Canada Post's Atlantic offices, has confirmed the outlet is closing and that there's no confirmation another outlet will open in another location in Amherst.
"We're still looking at the possibilities of a new location over the next few weeks, but nothing's been confirmed as of yet," she said.
The postal outlet opened in the grocery store on June 1, 1998.
Long term plans for the area between the customer service desk and the cashiers at Superstore are unknown at this time, and Hunter says it will be reviewed on a store-by-store basis.
"However it is likely that most of the area that previously housed Canada Post outlets will be expanded to assist the needs of our customers better," Hunter added.