The Reading Board of Selectmen recently received a bit of mail that they were't very excited about.
According to a report in the Daily Times Chronicle, officials were recently told that the United States Postal Service has decided it will likely relocate the retail services that are currently housed on Haven Street in Reading.
The newspaper reported that the 136 Haven Street property will be put on the market within the next week or so
“The USPS is looking at many ways to reduce costs and sale of real estate is one of those options,” said local USPS spokesperson Dennis Tarmey, according to the Daily Times Chronicle. “We are interested in determining the market for the building in Reading, while still maintaining a retail presence in the same general vicinity. That’s a priority for us.”
Board of Selectmen members responded to the news with disappointment, telling the USPS that they are "adament" that the retail portion of the Post Office remain in the downtown area, according to the report.
To read the entire story in the Daily Time Chronicle, click here.