New, State-Of-The-Art Bank Opens In Bronzeville

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Bronzeville neighborhood celebrated the opening of a new bank Thursday.

The Urban Partnership Bank transformed a former Church’s Chicken restaurant at 101 E. 35th St. into a state-of-the-art new bank building. The location is directly across the street from Chicago Police Headquarters.

Community leaders say even though Bronzeville is one of the most economically stable neighborhoods on the city’s South Side, it is also vastly underserved by the banking industry.

The new bank will bring low-cost and fiscally responsible financial services to individuals, families and small businesses, a news release said.

Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd), Urban Partnership Bank president and chief executive officer William Farrow, and South Park Baptist Church pastor Rev. E.R. Williams were among those on hand for the dedication of the bank.

  • Pamela Cambria

    Are They Hiring at this time! I did not see any thing. People In Canaryville are, looking for work!

  • tj

    So there isn’t one thing in this article that tells you why this bank is STATE OF THE ARTS. Another thing, do you get a free chicken dinner with every new account that you open?

    • Dave

      Maybe state of the art means that they actually have armed security to stop robbers dead in their tracks. Imagine that! A bank that’s difficult to rob. Also I think I heard they are giving away free meal coupons for the Englewood Church’s Fried Chicken!

  • Afro

    A bank with a built in black trap baited with churches fried chicken, it can’t get any more state of the art than this.

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