The U.S. Postal Service announced it might close as many as 3,700 post offices nationwide, including three in Northeast Florida.
The cash-strapped USPS is for the most part targeting rural post offices that don't do a lot of business (making less than $27,000 per year, and generate just a few hours of work a day) or have another facility close by. Hundreds will also be considered in the Metro area. The Lake Forest, Springfield Finance, and Naval Station Mayport branches in Jacksonville are on a long list the Postal Service will consider closing to save money.
Postmaster General Patrick Donohoe tells WOKV the postal service will instead team up with local retail stores to offer basic services - like stamps, packaging, and P.O. Boxes.
The Post Office says it will take comments from people in the affected communities for a few months before making any final decisions.