PNC Bank set to leave Aspinwall
By Tom McGee
Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
With notices out to customers of the PNC Bank office in Aspinwall notifying them of its closure, officials continue to have discussions to determine how the bank can continue to support the borough.
Council President Mark Ellermeyer said borough officials have met with representatives from the bank to discuss the closure.
He said it's unlikely bank officials will change course and keep the branch open.
The Aspinwall bank is considered a satellite location of PNC's branch at the nearby Waterworks Mall in Pittsburgh.
“It's pretty clear that it's a fait accompli,” Ellermeyer said.
The bank's last day open will be June 7.
Ellermeyer said representatives from the bank have expressed interest in staying active in the borough.
“They sounded very interested in reaching out to local residents and helping out how they could. They sounded willing to find other ways to demonstrate support for the borough,” Ellermeyer said.
Ellermeyer said projects such as the Riverfront Park and Fountain Park could provide opportunities for PNC to show support.
The bank building is owned by PNC and is being sold, he said.
The company moved out of Freeport earlier this year. That building now is in the process of being sold to Farmers & Merchants Bank of Western Pennsylvania. A similar thing could happen in Aspinwall, Ellermeyer said.
“They would sell it to another bank. They're not trying to prevent another bank from moving in,” he said.
The bank is located at 101 Brilliant Ave. Employees were notified of its pending closure last month.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
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