First Village Post Office debuts in Malone WA 98559

The U.S. Postal Service launches the first of its money-saving village post offices in a tiny town in Washington State.

Red’s Hop N’ Market is Malone’s one-stop shop for coffee, cigarettes, beer, socks and pickled sausages.  People really like them.  There’s a Hot Mama, which is the spicier version.  And a Big Daddy is the less spicy version.  Beginning today, Red’s will also be the Village Post Office.  Red’s will sell stamps and flat-rate packages and rent mailboxes.

Dean Granholm, Vice President, Delivery and Post Office Operations says Malone was costing USPS about $85,000 to $90,000 a year and was bringing in less than $20,000 a year.

The Postal Service will pay Red’s Hop N’ Market about $2,000 dollars a year to become the new Village Post Office.

Malone’s old post office closed yesterday. Today operations move across the street to Red’s Hop In Market.

source: Marketplace – American Public Media Programs

One thought on “First Village Post Office debuts in Malone WA 98559

  1. Red’s Hop N’ Market and No Service Postal Service. Welcome to the fold, Red.

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