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The postal service says it will deliver mail come rain, sleet or snow — but city marshals, well, that’s another thing.

Last month, with little notice, marshals padlocked Mail Boxes of Park Slope, leaving customers of the Flatbush Avenue postal service center with no way of getting packages held captive inside.

The storefront is between Sterling and Park places.

“It’s just sad — it was there one day and it wasn’t there the next day,” said Lawrence Bonk, a technology writer who had review products sent to the shop.

“A lot of the review units are worth a lot of money and aren’t technically mine,” Bonk said. “It’s annoying.”

The building’s management company, Solil Management Co., shut down the store because the owner was behind in his rent, said a woman in the company’s legal department,

“My understanding is the guy didn’t pay his rent,” said the woman, who would only give her first name, Manana. “To be honest, we don’t know what’s going on yet, but there is going to be access given to customers and we are trying to work on a date.”

The phone number at the store has been disconnected, and a sign posted on its door said the owner had “abandoned” the property. The owner could not be reached.

In the meantime, customers can pick up their mail at the Adelphi Post Office at 950 Fulton St., between St. James and Cambridge places in Clinton Hill, according to a sign posted at the location.

Another writer, Jill Bauerle, said she was able to get out most of her mail, but is frustrated that she can’t get in touch with the landlord.

“My problem with it is that there was no phone call, no e-mail sent out,” Bauerle said. “The landlords should have been more cognizant of the fact that they needed to open up [these mailboxes] for people.”

Updated 5:19 pm, November 26, 2008
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