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The U.S. Post Office in Spring Center on 16th Street will open in its new, temporary location in the Silver Spring Library on Tuesday, July 17, USPS officials have confirmed.

The post office is the last business still operating in the center at 8600 Spring St., which is in the process of being demolished for Purple Line construction.

Construction is underway on the ground floor of the library at 900 Wayne Ave. in the space behind the windows facing the future Purple Line station.

The post office is expected to operate in the temporary location until March 1, 2019 when Arts on the Block is scheduled to take over the space for its office, studios and a retail store.

Parking is available in the Wayne Avenue garage across from the library. Parking rates are $1 per hour Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The first 30 minutes are free, as are evenings, weekends and county holidays.

There is no word yet on a permanent location for the new post office.

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Post Office Scheduled to Open in Library on July 17

Post Office Scheduled to Open in Library on July 17

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Post Office Scheduled to Open in Library on July 17