The U.S. Postal Service is looking for a local retailer interested in hosting a contract postal unit in the wake of the recent closure of a unit on Black Rock Turnpike.

Postal officials, in a statement issued this week, say they are looking for a business " interested in providing postal products and services to the community in the Black Rock Turnpike area."

By hosting the postal unit, according to postal officials, a business can expect their customer traffic to increase.

The units offer mail boxes, sell stamps and provide other postal services. "The more postal products and services you sell, the more you earn through our percentage-based compensation plan," according to the Postal Service release.

The search for the new contract postal unit was launched after the unit at 1881 Black Rock Turnpike closed in late March. The unit has housed 125 post office boxes, which have temporarily been relocated to the U.S. Post Office at 357 Commerce Drive.

Inquiries from local business owners interested in hosting a postal unit will be reviewed by postal officials from April 20 through May 30. Contact Janice White, retail manager, U.S. Postal Service, 141 Weston St., Hartford CT 06101; call 860-524-6444.