Citizens Bank plans to close its Lewes branch in November.
Bank spokesman Bennett Griesmer released the following:
“We continue to evaluate, evolve and adjust our branch strategy across our network, and can confirm that we have decided to close our Lewes branch, located at 131 Second Street, Lewes, Delaware, on November 18, 2021. Customers will continue to be served through neighboring branches and ATMs, including our Henlopen Plaza branch, approximately 2.5 miles away, located at 34161 Citizen Drive, as well as our online and mobile banking platforms.”
Citizens and other banks have been closing branches in close proximity to one another as more people perform transactions online or with more versatile automatic teller machines.
Years ago, Citizens was active in opening supermarket branches, with locations in Acme Markets. As leases have expired, Citizens has been shuttering some of supermarket branches, although it has kept its supermarket branch system in Delaware.
Citizens has a large presence in the area, with total assets running ahead of those of Wilmington-based WSFS, the largest Delaware Valley-based bank. Citizens is based in Rhode Island.
(See earlier story below on a branch closing in Newark)