Northlake residents: You may soon lose the convenience of your own post office.
The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing the Northlake post office as part of a nationwide budget slashing measure to save several billion dollars.
The Northlake office at 3212 Northlake Parkway is one of six in the Atlanta area on the chopping block, according to a statement from the service released this morning. The service has selected 3,700 offices nationwide for possible closure. It currently operates about 32,000 offices across the country.
The reorganization is part of a larger customer transition to the digital age and wider use of third-party mailing options.
“Today, more than 35 percent of the Postal Service’s retail revenue comes from expanded access locations such as grocery stores, drug stores, office supply stores, retail chains, self-service kiosks, ATMs and usps.com, open 24/7,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in a statement. “Our customer’s habits have made it clear that they no longer require a physical post office to conduct most of their postal business.”