JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch on North Ferry Road in the Center will remain open.
Just a couple of minutes into his remarks to Chase Bank representatives on the Island this morning, Supervisor Gary Gerth said he was interrupted and told that he had won his case and the officials have reversed the decision to close the branch on North Ferry Road.
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch in the Center.
Supervisor Gary Gerth will meet with Chase Bank officials next week in an effort to turn around a decision made by the corporate office to close the Shelter Island branch. On Wednesday morning the supervisor said the bank has delayed closing the branch this year, which according to several sources had been slated to close in September.
Apparently the pressure bank officials have heard from Islanders and multiple requests for comments from the Reporter has had an effect.
Whether the supervisor will succeed in stopping the closing remains to be seen. Below is the original online story:(more…)
Hi, I’m Pepe Martinez. I’m the owner of Stars Café on Shelter Island. We’ve been here since 2005.
I was doing coffee deliveries here since 1995 to this same place. In early 2005, this was offered to my by the last owner and I didn’t want it. When they left, the owner of the building called me and asked if I wanted to run the business and I said no. He said all I had to do was come in and start working, and I said okay, and we’ve been here since. READ