MALONE –– The lobby of the Community Bank branch located at 10 Elm St. in the village of Malone will close its doors for good on April 3.

The bank’s other location in the village, on West Main Street, will remain open. The two branches are less than half a mile from one another.

Senior Vice President for Retail Banking Hal Wentworth issued a statement on Thursday to make the announcement.

Wentworth said the drive-up window at the Elm street location will remain open for customers to make transactions such as depositing or withdrawing money and making loan and credit card payments. The drive-up will be open six days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Wentworth did not give a reason for the decision to shut down the Elm Street offices.

No employees will lose their jobs, Wentworth said. All employees affected by the closure will transfer to other area Community Bank branch locations, he said.

Community Bank also has operations locally in Chateaugay, Fort Covington, St. Regis Falls, Massena, Norwood, Potsdam, Canton and Plattsburgh, according to the bank’s website.

A branch of the bank in the village of Brushton was closed in 2014, with its operations folded into the Elm Street branch.

Community Bank Public Relations Manager Sarah Warren encouraged customers with questions to stop into the bank or call them directly, the number for the Elm Street location is 518-483-3400.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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