First Commonwealth announces closing, opening dates in Harrison
First Commonwealth Bank will be closing its existing bank in Harrison and opening a new location nearby in September, the bank has told customers in a letter.
According to the letter, the bank’s existing location in Heights Plaza will permanently close at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. The new building, at Highlands Mall, is scheduled to open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9.
First Commonwealth will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 7.
The new building, less than three miles from the existing bank, is being built next to Tractor Supply and in front of Walmart. It will be a full-service branch with a drive-up teller window, full-service ATM, safe deposit and night deposit, the letter says.
Photos of the new location will be displayed at the existing bank, according to the letter.
Heights Plaza is being operated by a receiver, Pretium Property Management of White Plains, N.Y., since being appointed by an Allegheny County judge in October.
Pretium Manager Richard Lubkin said Friday they are disappointed that First Commonwealth is relocating.
“We wish First Commonwealth well in its future endeavors,” he said. “The management of Heights Plaza, of course, is considering the long-term direction of the northern wing of the shopping center. Various replacement bank branches and other commercial users have contacted us, and we will study all alternatives.”
Harrison’s planning commission approved plans for the new bank in December.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .