Cecil among 10 PNC Bank branches to close

  • By Rick Shrum May 15, 2013

The Cecil Township branch of PNC Bank will close Friday, as reported March 2 in the Observer-Reporter.

It turns out the PNC at 3337 Millers Run Road is one of 10 branches the region’s largest banking institution will be shutting in the Pittsburgh area over the next three months.

“We have been going through an evaluation of our branch network and research shows that customers are banking differently,” spokeswoman Marcey Zwiebel said Wednesday. “They’re using online and electronic services and ATMs more.”

She said the Cecil branch is among nine that will close between Friday and July 19. The 10th is in Clairton, which will shut Aug. 16. It is the only bank branch remaining in that city.

PNC has said it plans to close 200 branches nationwide this year. (It says on its website, pnc.com, that it operates “primarily in 19 states and the District of Columbia.”)

Zwiebel said she cannot identify branches that may close after Aug. 16 because decisions beyond 90 days may not be final.

The other branches targeted for closure are: two in downtown Pittsburgh (20 Stanwix St. and 6 PPG Place); and one each in Aspinwall, Belle Vernon, Hopwood, Masontown, North Huntingdon and the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.

The ATM will remain at the Cecil branch site, next to the post office and near the municipal building. Customers at that branch will have to travel several miles to other PNCs for other services. The nearest ones are in Bridgeville (456 Washington Ave.), at the South Fayette Shop ‘n Save (3239 Washington Pike) and in Canonsburg (4 W. Pike St.).

Zwiebel said PNC also has an ATM at the 7-Eleven convenience store at 850 Boyce Road, South Fayette.

Rick Shrum joined the Observer-Reporter as a business reporter in 2012. Previously, he was a section editor, sports reporter and copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rick has won numerous awards, including a Golden Quill, an O-R staff Golden Quill award, and four other writing awards during his 40 plus years working for daily newspapers. A lifelong Pittsburgher, he is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.


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