Capital One Bank in Cutchogue will soon become the latest area branch to close its doors, the company confirmed this week.
The bank notified its six-member staff of its plans last month, saying the Main Road location will close in October. Customers have also been notified in writing that their accounts are being transferred to the Southold branch.
“We take the decision to consolidate branch locations seriously, as we understand the effect that it has on our associates and customers,” Capital One spokeswoman Amanda Landers said in an email Tuesday.
Ms. Landers said all employees were given 90 days’ notice of the closure as well as information about job openings at other Capital One locations.
Employees at the branch declined to comment on the closure.
Maryanne Wacik, who has banked at that location since she moved to Cutchogue more than 20 years ago, expressed disappointment in the decision.
“I’m very sad,” she said. “It’s such a cozy, homey, helpful branch. Everyone is nice, patient and kind.”
The Cutchogue branch is the latest Capital One to shutter in Suffolk County, with five others, including the former branch in Jamesport, having closed in April. Customers in Jamesport saw their accounts automatically transferred to the Riverhead branch on Route 58.
The Cutchogue building at 28200 Main Road used to house a North Fork Bank branch.
North Fork Bank was absorbed in 2006 by the much larger Capital One, which acquired it for $13.2 billion.
Photo caption: The Capital One Bank in Cutchogue plans to close in October. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)