Village Post Office Grand Opening

Star Market VPO makes history in Northern Virginia

October 24, 2011 

MERRIFIELD VA — On October 28, Star Market makes history at its Village Post Office Grand Opening at 2523B Gravel Springs Road, Star Tannery, VA. The Village Post Office is an exciting new concept for USPS. Village Post Offices are operated by local businesses and offer popular postal products and services such as stamps and flat-rate packaging.

The location at Star Market will provide customers time-saving convenience and will continue to be an important example of how the Postal Service is changing to better meet America’s needs.

This Village Post Office will provide the Star Tannery community with convenient access to our most popular products and services,” said Manager Postal Operations, Dennis Voorhees. Star Tannery Village Post Office will retain the ZIP Code 22654.

With 32,000 postal retail offices and more than 70,000 third-party retailers — Approved Postal Providers — selling postage stamps and providing expanded access to other postal products and services, customers today have about 100,000 locations across the nation where they can do business with the Postal Service.

The Grand Opening ceremony will be held October 28 at 1:00 p.m. and the public is invited.

Vice President Delivery and Postal Operations Dean Granholm will officiate.

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