U.S. Post Office will stay at Mount Vernon Plaza


The post office at Mount Vernon Plaza will remain in business at its current location, a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) confirmed March 15 to On the MoVe.

In late December 2022, the Washington Business Journal had reported that Mount Vernon Plaza property manager Federal Realty filed suit against the USPS for unpaid rent and that the post office had until Feb. 28 to vacate the space. In response to an inquiry about the matter, a Federal Realty spokesperson told On the MoVe Feb. 8 that Federal didn't have information to share about the post office due to corporate policy and "out of respect and partnership" for its merchants.

The USPS is hiring postal clerks and carriers.

Despite having begun looking for and evaluating potential new sites in the area last August, the post office's Alexandria Community Branch never stopped serving customers at its Mount Vernon Plaza location.

The Alexandria Community Branch is located at 7676 Richmond Highway.

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