"Because of the growth of Red Hook and because we work hard to be the leader in financial services, we wanted to find a location that is more convenient for our customers," said Robert Falzarano, FirstBank vice president for marketing in the St. Thomas-St.
The new location replaces FirstBank's
branch office in American Yacht Harbor on the opposite side of the street.Falzarano
said that the new branch is larger and will accommodate more employees and customers, providing better service.The American Yacht Harbor location had space for only two tellers, and the branch operated with limited hours, often closing at lunch hour. Falzarano
said the increase in bank employees working in the new location means that the new branch has better hours: open continuously from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
A formal ribbon-cutting for the bank will be held later this month, Falzarano