Historic post office in Mankato, MN has apparently been sold

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Mankato Free Press: The historic downtown post office building in Mankato, Minn., apparently has been sold.

The U.S. Postal Service put the building up for sale nearly four years ago with a price tag of $1.6 million. A couple of months ago the building was no longer being listed for sale online.

The buyer has not yet been made public but a redevelopment plan for the site is expected to be forwarded in coming months.

The two-story 61,555-square-foot building sits on 1.5 acres, taking up much of a city block on Second Street. There is a large parking lot in the rear of the building and some parking to the side.

The 1896 Kasota stone building is on the National Register of Historic Places. That designation does not put any restrictions on what is done to it after it is bought. The only exception would be if the future owner received any federal funds, such as grants for the project.

Possible reuses that have been floated for the building have included a boutique hotel with other mixed-use space.