Created: 05/10/2014 10:42 AM
By: The Associated Press
SANTA FE (AP) — Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation say the U.S. Postal Service has decided to shelve a plan to move the post office out of downtown Santa Fe.
U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan made the announcement Friday. They say the service will be keeping the post office at its current site on Federal Place, across the street from City Hall.
The delegation has been working to keep the post office open since questions were first raised about whether a move from the building would save money. They say the building is an important anchor for downtown Santa Fe.
Udall says the service never made a valid case for moving the post office and that moving it would have been devastating for downtown Santa Fe.
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