PNC Bank branch in Ann Arbor to close in April
Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com
The closing marks the second bank branch to go out of business on Washtenaw Avenue between Huron Parkway and US-23 in one year. Bank of Ann Arbor closed its branch and drive-through location on Washtenaw at Pittsfield Boulevard in May 2012.
In a notice sent to branch customers, Mike Bickers, executive vice president and market manager, tells customers that the closing is a result of constant studying of “the effectiveness of our branches based on the physical capacity and the number of customers frequenting each location.”
PNC spokeswoman Amy Vargo said the consolidation of branches is “not unusual” throughout the PNC network.
“We are always looking at our branch network to make sure we’re serving customer needs and doing that in a cost efficient way,” she said.
“Customers are using branches in a very different way today. They’re using other ways of reaching the bank, such as online and mobile banking much more, as well as our advanced ATMs.”
PNC will not be leaving an ATM at the Arlington Square location, Vargo said, due to a high density of PNC Bank ATMs in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
With the closing, there will be 5 PNC branches in Ann Arbor and one just west of the city on Jackson Road in Scio township. The remaining branches include the Huron Parkway branch, branches downtown on Main Street and South University, a branch on Maple Road in the Maple Village shopping center, abranch on Eisenhower Parkway between State Street and Main Street and the Scio Township branch on Jackson Avenue near I-94.
There are also branches in Saline, Dexter and Ypsilanti Township.
PNC came to Washtenaw County in 2010 as part of their acquisition of National City Bank in 2008.
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