Greenwich arts center to fight sale of Stamford CT post office in Supreme Court

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Stamford Advocate: A Greenwich arts group has delivered a message to the U.S. Postal Service.“We’re not backing down,” said Drew Backstrand, an attorney representing the Center for Art and Mindfulness.

As construction has begun for two residential and commercial towers at the site of the Stamford’s historic U.S. Post Office, Backstrand said his client plans to take its fight of the property’s original sale to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The nonprofit Greenwich arts group claimed the Postal Service mismanaged the sale when it did not accept the center’s $5 million offer and sold the property to developer Louis Cappelli for $4.3 million. The center also charges that the Postal Service established less stringent terms for the lower bidder, including a year-long extension to get a building permit before construction began.

“We’re going to push this issue to the max because it’s just not right,” Backstrand said.  Read more.

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