Jan. 4, 2018 By Tara Law
The Chase Bank branch at 100-26 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills will close in March, a bank representative has confirmed.
The branch will be consolidated with the Chase Bank branch at 104-17 Queens Blvd. The two branches are about 0.3 miles apart.
The branch was “redundant,” wrote Erich Timmerman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in an email.
“Often times redundancy leads us to consolidate branches, and we are continuously reviewing our footprint to make sure we’re setup to best suit our customers’ need and behavior,” he wrote.
The bank closed a branch in Astoria last month.
Chase has moved to close bank branches in recent years to reduce costs as customers have moved toward online and mobile banking. In 2015, the bank announced it planned to close 300 branches— 5 percent of the total— over two years.
The bank currently has 83 branches in Queens.