Postal Service targeting 3,653 post offices for closure; retailers would replace some
The U.S. Postal Service said Tuesday that is it targeting 3,700 post offices across the country for closure starting in January. The move is the service’s most intensified campaign yet to stave off financial losses by jettisoning money-losing retail operations. In place of many —but not all —of the brick-and-mortar community fixtures where Americans buy stamps, drop off letters and mail boxes of Christmas gifts will be the post office of the future: a clerk in a local store or gas station, library or town hall who will dispense stamps and provide other limited services.