SOUTH BURLINGTON - Executive Vice President Thomas S. Leavitt of Merchants Bank kicked off the opening of the newest office of the Vermont bank Jan. 20. The branch at 929 Shelburne Rd. in South Burlington replaces the current branch that has operated at that location since 1974.
The newly constructed facility offers full lobby service and three drive-up lanes, including one dedicated to an ATM.
The new interior space features teller stations, private office space, a conference room for on-site, private loan closings and customer meetings, and ADA-compliant accommodations. A green space will occupy the site of the previous bank building, with work scheduled for completion in the spring. The facility is adjacent to the K-Mart Plaza.
The public is invited to a grand opening celebration, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27. Remarks by bank officials will be delivered at 11:30 a.m. Visitors will be able to enjoy refreshments and tour the new branch during all hours of operation that day.
Leavitt said this is the fourth new construction project that Connor Contracting (Berlin and St. Albans, VT) has built for the bank.
"We have been very pleased with the quality of the work. The reception by the communities of White River Junction, St. Albans and Waterbury to our new facilities and programs has encouraged us to keep building," commented Leavitt.
"The new office will be a great environment for customers and staff," added Maryann Russell, Shelburne Road branch president. "Our team is very excited to reward our relationships and to make new acquaintances. We are proud to be part of Vermont's independent statewide bank."