Chase Bank announced it will open a second retail banking branch on Mercer Island in the South-end Mercer Village Shopping Center in March 2013.
The new branch will be located at 8425 SE 68th Street, Suite 100, next door to Sahara Pizza and across the street from Starbucks Coffee. A large banner appeared during the week announcing the new bank, stretched along the side of the building and inviting residents to look up the branch online at the URL http://www.chase.com/mynewbranch.
The online listing states that the branch has an sstimated opening date of March 5, 2013 and will offer safe deposit boxes, based on availability. The branch will also like feature an ATM machine.
"We're looking forward to Chase opening in the Mercer Village Shopping Center," said Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Terry Moremon. "The south end hasn't had a bank branch in several years. It would be nice to have a branch for the convenience of those residents."
A Bank of America retail branch, located inside the South-end QFC, closed in 2010 and was renovated as the supermarket's wine retail and tasting area.
Chase already operates a retail bank branch on Mercer Island in the Chase Building at 7900 SE 28th Street. It was formerly a Washington Mutual Bank before that bank failed in 2008.