On Monday morning, Fairfax City residents celebrated the opening of the city's new post office at 10660 Page Ave. U.S. postmaster general John E. Potter, Rep. Tom Davis (R-11th), U.S. Postal Service Northern Virginia District manager Michael Furey, Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites (R-34th), Del. Chap Petersen (D-37th) and Fairfax mayor Rob Lederer were among the dignitaries who made remarks during the post office's opening ceremony.
The new, 34,251-square-foot facility includes a postal store, as well as 1,825 post office boxes available for rent. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The lobby is also open 24 hours a day for access to post office boxes, vending and an Automated Postal Center. Free parking is available on the 3.25-acre property.
The move of the post office from 3951 Chain Bridge Road to its new location is one of many steps toward downtown redevelopment. The city, which owns the property of the former post office, intends to demolish the old building to make way for Old Town redevelopment plans.
"I consider this the first ribbon-cutting in a series of ribbon-cuttings," said Fairfax mayor Rob Lederer.