Clinton Savings Bank holds ribbon cutting for Shrewsbury branch

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Clinton Savings Bank holds ribbon cutting for Shrewsbury branch
Clinton Savings Bank and Shrewsbury leaders gather for the ribbon cutting. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

SHREWSBURY – With a cut of a ribbon, Clinton Savings Bank officially opened its newest branch in Shrewsbury.

“I think it’s fantastic — the building, the architecture, everything here,” said Chair of the Board of Directors William O’Neil Jr. during the ribbon cutting on March 16.

The branch, which is located within the Edgemere Crossing at Flint Pond plaza on Hartford Turnpike, officially opened on March 20.

This marks Clinton’s seventh branch, which is also located in Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Clinton, Sterling and West Boylston.

President and CEO of Clinton Savings Bank Robert Paulhus Jr. said that Clinton Savings Bank identified this location as the site of a possible branch about five years ago.

“It has been a long haul for us, and, for that reason as well, we’re very excited to be here tonight,” said Paulhus.

Select Board member Beth Casavant and Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury), who presented a citation from the senate, also attended the ribbon cutting.

The plaza is located on the site of the former Edgemere Drive-In. Throughout the ribbon cutting, speakers shared their personal stories of going to the drive-in. The branch itself honors the history of the site with a corner of the bank having a replica of the drive-in’s sign.

“On behalf of the Shrewsbury Select Board, we welcome you,” said Casavant. “I love that you have incorporated touches to really capture the local flavor of the place that you’re going to be doing business.”

President and CEO of Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber of Commerce Karen Chapman said she talked with Paulhus about the importance of location.

“We are so thrilled to have you right here in Shrewsbury. … [I’m] so happy to see that this great piece of property was turned into a mixed-use development, and more importantly, that Clinton Savings Bank chose to be here,” Chapman said. “What a beautiful new branch that you have here.”

The bank will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. The drive-up lanes will open at 8 a.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. on Saturday.

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