Comerica Bank is investing $3 million to open new locations and relocate and sell other offices to make way for new development in downtown Detroit.
What’s driving this you might ask? It’s all the economic development going on downtown, including Henry Ford Health System’s new cancer center, the District Detroit development with the new Little Caesars Arena, and the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
“We opened our first bank in downtown Detroit in 1849 and it’s an honor for us to continue to serve the city’s residents and businesses almost 170 years later,” says Mike Ritchie, Comerica’s Michigan Market president. “The developments underway will spark further growth in Detroit’s economy and we’re proud to support that growth through these changes.”
Comerica’s W. Grand Boulevard-Sterling location is being sold to Henry Ford Health System to make way for the new cancer center that will open in 2018.
If you bank here you need to know a temporary drive-thru office will open in early April at 2838 West Grand Blvd. It’s at the corner of Lincoln and W. Grand Boulevard and will include a 24-hour ATM and two interactive “Banker Connect” machines, which allow customers to talk to a virtual customer service representative, make deposits or withdrawals, cash checks and much more.
Customer accounts will be moved to Comerica’s nearby Fisher Building office, located 3011 W. Grand Blvd., between Second and Third streets, effective April 28, 2017.
Comerica plans to open a new office in the Third & Grand development that will provide its West Grand Blvd.-Sterling and Fisher Building customers with enhanced services, including extended banking hours.
Other changes planned include:
- The Fort-Washington office will move to a nearby location. The office is in the 201 W. Fort Street building, which is currently for sale. The sale is contingent on the purchase or lease of a nearby site to provide continuing service to Fort-Washington customers.
- A new banking center with ATMs will open in the District Detroit development.
- The Fort-Military location has been acquired by MDOT to make way for the new Gordie Howe International Bridge. That office will be consolidated with the Vernor-Inglis banking center in May. Comerica will continue to evaluate options for potential sites in this area as construction of the new bridge progresses and plans for related developments evolve.
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