Soon-to-be-Vacant Hellertown Bank Building: What Should Go There?

Bank of America

In a few short weeks the Bank of America branch at 5 Main Street in Hellertown borough will close, and a building that has housed a succession of bank branches for nearly 50 years will likely sit empty, at least for a time.

Bank of America announced in the spring that the branch at the corner of Main Street and Polk Valley Road would close at the end of July, in part because of declining demand for in-person banking services.

The 2500-square-foot building in the Shoppes at Hellertown shopping center is now listed for lease for $1.83 per square foot per month, which equates to approximately $4,575 a month.

According to a listing on the commercial realty website LoopNet, the branch is “turn-key, with existing components such as (a) bank vault, deposit boxes, two private offices, ADA restrooms and upstairs access.”

The building also features two drive-thru lanes and an ATM machine on its north-facing exterior wall.

The listing agent for the property is Ayon Codner of KW Commercial-The James Balliet Commercial Group of Allentown. Click here to view the lease brochure.

Tell us: What would you like to see open in place of Bank of America? Would you prefer that another bank open in its place, or would you like to see a different type of business rent the building? Tell us in a comment.

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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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