Bank Pulls Plug on Downtown Binghamton Branch
Bank equipment and signage has been removed from this Court Street branch office. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
A downtown Binghamton building that has housed a bank office for about a century has a vacancy.
Citizens Bank has left the building but its name still appears in the directory at 84 Court Street. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
The Citizens Bank downtown Binghamton branch as it appeared in August 2013. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
Citizens Bank closed the branch at Court and Collier streets about a month ago.
The seven-story building has had a bank office almost continuously since it was constructed in the 1920s.
Signs at the building state the branch closed at the end of business on September 30.
Citizens Bank customers are directed to offices on Binghamton's West Side and on the Vestal Parkway.
Bank equipment and an automatic teller machine on Collier Street were removed shortly after the branch was shut down.
The closing occurred just one week before the First Niagara Bank branch on Court Street closed. The First Niagara office was converted into a Key Bank branch as part of an acquisition that had been announced nearly a year earlier.
Kradjian Properties, which owns the building which had housed the downtown Citizens Bank branch, is seeking a new tenant for the street level space.
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