1. PeoplesBank buys Yankee Pedlar in Holyoke, plans financial services center incorporating elements of iconic restaurant

    PeoplesBank buys Yankee Pedlar in Holyoke, plans financial services center incorporating elements of iconic restaurant

    PeoplesBank will raze the Yankee Pedlar restaurant on Northampton and Beach streets and has plans to build a new financial services center on the 2-acre site. The PeoplesBank location will incorporate a bank branch, mortgage origination offices and financial services like insurance and investment products. It also will have architectural elements and memorabilia from the beloved banquet hall, said Tom Senecal, president and CEO of PeoplesBank, which is based in Holyoke. The site gives PeoplesBank an opportunity create a modern branch to replace two outdated ones, in the Elmwood and Highland neighborhoods, with one that offers the latest in technology ...

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    1. But in economic development there are always trade-offs.
    2. We want to have a modern branch with all the services.
    3. This is reflective of what is going on in our industry.
    4. So when you come into the bank there will be a little reminder of the Pedlar.
    5. To me it is making the best of a bad situation.
    6. PeoplesBank is a first-class corporate citizen. They are a wonderful company.
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