The USPS Pimmit Branch in the shopping center at Idylwood Plaza, while small, has had a loyal following. A very convenient location for residents in the area from the various rental communities like Peachtree and well as Pimmit Hills and beyond.
However, due to its small size and hidden away location, the usage was never really that large (we did have lines of people after the 1 hour midday closure was added a few years back.)
The last few years the location was repeatedly on the list for possible closures multiple times and the writing was sort of on the wall. With the USPS mail volume and profit down significantly, consolidations and closures have been inevitable. Also, taking away the stamp machine for after hours usage and the limited opening hours really never gave the location any chance to rebound.
The branch is scheduled to close on November 10, 2011. For mailbox holders alternative sites is the one downtown Falls Church on Broad Street or the main post office in Merrifield. There is also a very small post office at Dunn Loring on Gallows Road – for now…