A post office in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood will remain open after elected officials, business owners and neighborhood associations contacted an Arkansas congressman about its possible closure.
In a letter sent Oct. 27 to Rod Salley, acting director of government relations and public policy at the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Rep French Hill, R-Little Rock, wrote that he had been contacted by numerous groups about the facility located at 5420 Kavanaugh Blvd.
The location was set to close in December because its lease has not been renegotiated yet, Hill said.
“Losing this facility which has been a cornerstone of this community for 53 years would be detrimental to not just the Heights but the entirety of central Little Rock,” he wrote.
A representative of the U.S. Postal Service responded Tuesday, saying the post office had extended its lease for another five years.
Under the new lease, the office will remain at its current location through July 2023.