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On Oct. 27, signs appeared in the window of the Mid-City Station off Logan Circle telling customers that the U.S. Postal Service had abandoned the facility, a neighborhood landmark since 1951. “Safety reasons” were the cause, says Postal Service spokesperson Deborah Yackleyincluding rodent infestation. The conditions come as no surprise to anyone who has stood in line in the dark shoebox of the Mid-City station. Yackley says that landlord Jim Abdo didn’t offer adequate assurance that he would make repairs. Abdo counters that he held off major repairs ’til he could “determine whether they want to make a commitment to the neighborhood”meaning paying market-rate rent and chipping in for upgrades. Abdo got his answer when he saw the placards. The Postal Service, however, isn’t leaving Logan Circle, says Yackley. “We’re looking to locate another post office in the area.” Annys Shin