It appears that downtown Boca Raton will keep its post office.
The United States Postal Service announced Thursday that it has reached agreement on renewal of its lease for the location just south of Mizner Park. Last winter, the USPS had said it was considering a move or closing the facility because of disagreements with Investments Limited, which owns the property.
The city and Mayor Scott Singer quickly sent out emails touting the decision. A follow-up release early Thursday afternoon from the Postal Service said the two sides had not yet signed the lease, but one assumes that to be a formality at this point.
At a community meeting in March, dozens of residents asked Postal Service officials not to close the downtown location. The agency said it wanted a 10-year lease. The release mentions only a “long-term” deal.
I will have more in my Friday post.