Wells Fargo opens new banking store in International District
SEATTLE — August 15, 2000
Wells Fargo opened its newest full-service banking store yesterday at 625 Fifth Ave. South in Seattle. Located in the International District near Safeco Field and Union Station, this is Wells Fargo's 129th banking store in Washington.
The store is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. It can be reached by calling (206) 626-6003. Led by store manager Grace Ta, the bilingual staff of six includes two new hires.
The new 5,000-square-foot store offers a variety of financial services, including consumer and business loans, mortgage loans, and investment products. The store features 600 safe deposit boxes, a private conference room, a walk-up ATM, wheelchair access and validated parking.
Special offers, free drawing
The store will host a community reception for the public all day on Thursday, Aug. 24. The store is holding a free drawing for gifts from nearby merchants and a $200 U.S. Savings Bond with the winners to be selected on Aug. 24. Entry blanks are available inside the banking store.
During the store's first two weeks of operation, customers will be able to obtain a 15-month Certificate of Deposit at seven percent interest with a $10,000 minimum deposit.
In addition, anyone opening any type of consumer checking account by Sept. 29 will receive their first order of checks at no charge. The store also offers customers Wells Fargo's regular free checking account and free online banking products.
"We look forward to being a part of the community here and meeting the financial needs of International District residents through Wells Fargo's full range of products and services," said Ta, who has been a professional banker for five years. "We are optimistic about this community's economic growth and we want to be a part of it."
Close to a $1 million construction project
Wells Fargo spent close to $1 million on creating the facility. Callison Architects of Seattle was the architect for the construction. Local contractors completed the majority of the work, which took about three months.
Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo & Company is a $234 billion diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through 5,300 stores, the Internet (www.wellsfargo.com ) and other distribution channels across North America, including all 50 states, and elsewhere internationally.Wells Fargo the leading small-business lender, student loan provider and mortgage provider in the nation.