By: Maria Moore.
Bank of America will be closing its New Hartford Center branch on April 1, T. J. Crawford from the bank’s Media Department confirmed today. Letters were mailed to the bank’s New Hartford branch customers on December 17 informing them that the branch would be closing. ”We wanted to give our customers plenty of notice to ensure that they would have plenty of time to become accustomed to one of our other branches.” T. J. said.
Asked the reason for the closure T. J. explained that the bank evaluates all of its banking centers on an ongoing basis and that evolving customer demand dictates their decisions. Our reporter commented that the branch is in the center of New Hartford and is very convenient for residents to use. ”If it’s in the interest of the bank to close a banking center, then it will be closed.” T. J. responded, adding that New Hartford customers have available to them branches in Winsted , Canton and Torringford to meet their banking needs. Asked what will happen to the employees at the branch, T. J. said that they would all be placed in other banking centers. ”Although no decision has been made as to where they will go, it will be somewhere where their customers (from New Hartford) will be going. ” He said.
The Town of New Hartford currently has its accounts with Bank of America. However, Town Treasurer Gordon Ross recently informed the Board of Finance that he was looking into moving the town’s accounts to Northwest Community Bank, as Northwestern Regional #7 had recently done.