A satellite post office on north Main Avenue could reopen within a few months if the U.S. Postal Service finds a new contractor, a representative of the building's owner said Thursday.
The satellite at 3465 Main Ave. closed Saturday. The contractor decided to discontinue operations at the station and one at the Durango Mall instead of updating a computer system, which the contractor said would be cost-prohibitive.
The U.S. Postal Service is in negotiations with other contractors to reopen the station on north Main, said Pat Dillon, who was working with the owner to lease the building.
And Dillon said he will not lease the building to another business until the Postal Service has a chance to find a new contractor.
The Postal Service has a number of contractors who are interested in the location, he said.
But it will take at least 30 days for the contracts to be reviewed and up to 60 days to work out the specifics.
The satellite location on north Main has been there for about 24 years.
"That's what the owners intend to keep it as," Dillon said. "We're working hard on it."
Lisa Roberts, acting retail manager for the Postal Service, could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.