President and CEO Michael Alberts has announced Jewett City Savings Bank has been approved to renovate its Brooklyn office, located at 490 Providence Road.
The Bank has partnered with Provost & Rovero, Inc. of Plainfield, Connecticut, for the project. Construction will begin July 31, and the office will remain open throughout the renovations.
As part of the $1.2 million project the Bank will relocate the drive-up lanes and drive-up ATM to the side of the building, providing enhanced security and accessibility. The new lanes will include two-way video conferencing with branch staff, and a state-of-the-art ATM which will allow customers to deposit checks without deposit envelopes.
The redesigned 3,000 sq. ft. interior of the branch will include a new 810 sq. ft. room for future use and events, customer service pods, and the addition of a self-service coin-counting station.
“We are thrilled to begin the renovation process of our Brooklyn office,” said Alberts. “The project is not only an investment to the Bank, but an investment in the Brooklyn community, signifying our commitment to serving families and businesses.”
The Bank’s original Brooklyn branch opened in July of 1974, becoming its third office since its founding in 1873. After acquiring a former Fleet Bank branch in 1996, the Bank had two Brooklyn locations before merging the offices into the current location in 2000.