First village post office in Cove, Texas opens at candy store

By David A. Bryant – May 22, 2015 COPPERAS COVE, TX — The U.S. Postal Service held a ribbon-cutting for its first village post office to open in the city Thursday inside Candy Outfitters on Business U.S. Highway 190. Of the nearly 800 VPOs in operation across the nation, the Cove location is the only…

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Three Village Post Offices debut in Sonoma County

Early morning commuters stopping at Larkfield’s Highway Espresso can now get a book of stamps or mail a letter while ordering the drive- thru’s signature “Highway Jolt” coffee drink. Over in Roseland, customers at La Famiglia Deli can mail a package while ordering a “Warm Leo Ray” pastrami and mushroom sandwich. And at Cloverdale Pharmacy,…

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It takes a Village Post Office, but for what?

Almost every day over the past year, there’s been a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new Village Post Office. There are hundreds of stories in local newspapers about these grand openings. The Postal Service clearly thinks that Village Post Offices play an important role in its vision of the future. But it’s…

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Village Post Office to Open in Henry County – 72nd VPO in Greater Indiana District

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Mount Summit is a tiny town in Henry County with a population of about 350 and is about 40 minutes east of downtown Indianapolis. The novel “Raintree County” written by Indiana native Ross Lockridge helped put Henry County on the map in 1948. Raintree County was the fictional name for Henry County….

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Village Post Office coming to New Beaver, PA

(October 20, 2014) NEW BEAVER — The U.S. Postal Service is opening a Village Post Office at Ferrante Upholstering, 3384 Route 18, in New Beaver. An open house will take place beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday.  In June 2015, the Village Post Office will be in the Wampum Village Market, next to Ferrante Upholstering. Nita…

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Lexington, KY Village Post Office opens on Leestown Road

(September 16, 2014) LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Lexington’s newest Village post office is open for business. On Tuday, the Kentuckiana districit of the US Postal Service welcomed the newest office on Leestown Road. The VPO is located at the Meadowthorpe Antique Mall. The Postal Service unveiled the VPO concept in 2011 in response to changing…

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New Village Post Office in Halifax County is face of new USPS (video)

The concept started three years ago and is now catching on in Southern Virginia. (August 26, 2014) HALIFAX CO., Va. – The Back Porch Store and Grill is in Rural Halifax County, a few miles away from South Boston and the only place to grab a sandwich, gas, and see your neighbor on this side…

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USPS: Hola, VPO! – Village Post Office serves Hispanic community

A Village Post Office (VPO) recently opened in an insurance agency in Salinas, CA, becoming one of the nation’s first VPOs to primarily serve Hispanic customers. Amezcua Insurance Services, a family-owned business with four branches, has served the area for more than 40 years. Its customer base is approximately 95 percent Hispanic. VPOs — which…

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