Another VPO Coming to Indiana

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The United States Postal Service is set to open its third Village Post Office in Indiana in the last week. The VPO in the Monroe County town of New Unionville opens Friday in a local market.

October 30, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- New Unionville is a small town just northeast of Bloomington. One of its claims to fame is that it is home to the New Unionville and Western Railroad, which is a 1/8th scale model railroad on 49 acres near New Unionville and Bloomington. Built by model railroad enthusiasts called Live Steamers, construction began in 1997 with the building of the tunnel. The train cars and locomotives are 16 inches wide and 24 inches tall, and the model railroad is almost two miles of track, several bridges over ravines and a tunnel.

On Friday, October 31, 2014, New Unionville will have another claim to fame when the 73rd Village Post Office (VPO) in the Greater Indiana District opens at the Lakeside Market, 6050 East SR 45, Bloomington, IN 47408.

The ribbon-cutting will take place at 10 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) and an open house will follow from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Lakeside Mart is open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

The new postal center will be opened by Manager of Post Office Operations Cindy Klaiber. Several USPS and local officials will be present at the event.

In 2011, the Postal Service introduced the VPO model as an alternate retail location for postal products and services, especially in rural communities.

VPOs are operated by local businesses contracting with the Postal Service and offer a range of popular postal products and services including stamps and flat-rate packaging.

Source: United States Postal Service