LUBBOCK, Texas – A group of customers and concerned citizens gathered on Saturday to sign a petition in hopes of stopping the planned closure of a Wells Fargo branch in East Lubbock.
According to a letter sent to bank customers, the branch inside the United Supermarkets store at 2360 Parkway Drive will close on July 17.
Gordon Harris told EverythingLubbock.com this is the only bank in the immediate area for residents on the east side of city.
He said the Wells Fargo branch also serves residents in rural areas outside of Lubbock like Idalou, Lorenzo and Ralls.
“It’s going to be an incovenience. We really need this bank to stay open for the community. We’re trying to get in front of this so we can make a difference and an impact to where they, hopefully, will not close our bank,” Harris said.
He said the next step is to present the petition to the bank director at the main office downtown.
Harris provided EverythingLubbock.com with a copy of the letter that was sent to bank customers:
Thank you for being a valued Wells Fargo customer. We are committed to keeping you informed of changes that may affect you. As we work to provide convenient banking options, occasionally we need to make changes to our branch network by opening and closing locations. We want to let you know we will be closing the following location on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.
Parkway Drive (inside United)
2630 Parkway Dr.
Lubbock, TX 79403
This change will not affect your accounts, and we invite to visit other locations as well as take advantage toys to including Wells Fargo Online banking and the Wells Fargo Mobile app. For more information on these bank options, please visit www.wellsfargo.com/alwaysopen.
EverythingLubbock.com did attempt to contact Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. on Saturday for comment but was unsucessful.