Forest Hills Drive-Up Is NOW OPEN!
Jun 10, 2021
Constructed in 1974, our Forest Hills branch has served thousands of families and small businesses in the community - many through our convenient drive-thru lanes. In recent years, the demand for drive-up services and heavier traffic on Metropolitan Avenue has led management to look for opportunities to improve our drive-up experience.
Improvements to the branch include:
- two new drive-up lanes
- a modernized storefront with beautiful landscaping
- an EV charging station
- a more accessible parking lot
We’re so excited to introduce these upgrades to the Forest Hills community and look forward to serving you and your families.
We will be hosting a special Grand Re-Opening ceremony on Wednesday, June 23rd at 11:00am.
Scroll down for fun photos of the demolition project, which started in January. We are so excited for this fresh, new look that brings more convenience to our customers.
January 7, 2021
Who doesn’t love a good demolition project? The old drive-thru structure & side entrance has officially been broken up and torn down! You can now begin to see the framework of the new drive-up area. In the upcoming weeks, concrete will be poured to create curbs and ramps.
February 3, 2021
In less than a month, cement was poured around the drive-up and safety posts were installed. Also, parts of the original parking lot are now open for customer parking. In the next phase, we’ll add the tubes that will propel your transactions to an MFS teller quickly & safely.
Fun Fact: Did you know that these tubes used for what is called “pneumatic transportation” were invented back in 1799? This system is still used, not only by banks, but also hospitals, factories, retail stores & supermarkets.
March 23, 2021
The recent warm, spring-like weather has allowed our construction crew to push full steam ahead with updates to the drive-up and branch building. Security cameras have been installed, new windows & an entry door have been put in place and brick was laid on the building. You can now start to see the structure of the drive-up really come together as the beams start to form a canopy above the drive-up lanes. Next up … installing Electric Vehicle chargers in the parking lot to provide customers with EV’s a convenient opportunity to re-charge while they bank.
April 23, 2021
We’re getting closer! The canopy of the drive-up has been waterproofed to allow for a dry and safe banking experience once construction is complete. We’re also very excited about the addition of the car charging station in the parking lot. Customers with Electronic Vehicles won’t have to make an extra stop to charge up their car. They will be able to conveniently plug in while they visit our branch.
May 18, 2021
There have been significant updates to the Forest Hills branch over the last few weeks. If you have passed by recently, you were sure to notice our new clock sign standing tall at the edge of our parking lot. Other updates include new doors at the west entrance, bricks placed around the stanchions between the drive-up lanes, concrete steps added and the installation of the drive-up ATM. Next up will be to install new doors at the east entrance, add pavers under the front window and before you know it, our Grand Re-Opening!