BB&T bank has announced the impending closure of its Riverside Avenue, Covington, branch office.
In a letter to customers in early September, BB&T announced the closure of the Riverside Avenue branch, with operations merging with its financial center on South Craig Avenue.
“After careful consideration, we will be closing the Covington financial center at 116 W. Riverside St. in Covington and consolidating it with the South Craig Avenue financial center at 1201 S. Craig Avenue, in Covington,” a letter to customers read. “The financial center will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 8, and we welcome you to visit your new financial center, South Craig Avenue, on Monday, December 11.”
Hours at the new branch will be Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. until noon.
The soon-to-be-closed bank branch was first built for the State Bank of the Alleghenies.
The State Bank opened for business in February 1979.
The first and long-time chairman of the State Bank Board of Directors was the late Dr. William Ellis.
The State Bank was later purchased by F&M Bank-Highlands.
In January 2001, BB&T announced its plans to acquire F&M Bank-Highlands.