The bank labeled “Amcore, Now Harris” on Crystal Lake’s Route 14 is scheduled for closure September 18th.
That’s what the letter from Barbara Dirks, Harris’ Senior Vice President for Branch Distribution tells me.
With a branch located across from Pauly Toyota on Route 31 and another at the corner of the failing shopping center deserted by Walmart next to the new Route 14 entrance of the new Vulcan Lakes (oops, Three Oaks) Recreation area, the Chicago-based bank owned by the Bank of Montreal clearly did not need another branch in town.
So, Crystal Lake will have a prime corner vacancy across from the Around the Clock restaurant.
It’s pretty perfect for a bank building. Even better now that the Pingree Road Train Station is down the road.
I wonder if Harris will allow the property to be sold for such a purpose.
Clearly, the acquisition of Amcore by Harris had nothing to do with the fact the there are already two locations in Crystal Lake. I don’t think Harris as a whole could care less about this. Harris is not reopening this location. It is currently sitting vacant until a buyer is presented.