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Harris Bank to Close in Port Washington

BMO Harris Bank is closing six locations statewide by the end of June, including three area branches.

BMO Harris Bank is closing six branches in Wisconsin, including the  at 1590 Harris Drive.

Locations in Grafton (101 Falls Road) and Belgium (171 Main Street) as well as Franklin will also be closing, according to BizJournals.com. Lake Delton and Westby locations are set to close on June 29.

A Chicago-based financial institution, the bank was founded in 1882 as N.W. Harris Co, . The bank offers basic services such as checking and savings accounts, loans and mortgages as well as investment advice and business banking.

The  will remain open; there is also a .

Robert B. April 10, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Well, that didn't last long. Anybody looking for a new bank, may I suggest Kohler Credit Union? I've been a member for years and they are great.
Lyssa Beyer (Editor) April 10, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Clarification that wasn't included when this article originally posted: there are two Port locations, and the Grand Avenue location (which is also featured in this photo) will remain open. The location at 1590 Harris Drive is closing.
Greg April 10, 2012 at 07:54 PM
I really don't think having branches, of the same bank only blocks apart, is a good thing. I guess I would have liked if Harris had never bought up the local banks, but that's shot fire crackers.
Stuart James April 10, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I would have added something in the article about why the bank is closing branches (ie like what greg said, mainly the acquisition of M&I). Secondly I bank at Kohler Credit Union and love it as well; however, I would suggest any credit union over a commercial bank.
Michael Hernandez April 10, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Bring back Ozaukee Bank!!!!
Greg Huegerich April 10, 2012 at 10:18 PM
So the location in Saukville will remain open, along with the old M&I building? That's like having a Waffle House on each side of the freeway. I do agree on the buy outs, it would be nice if mergers would stop and businesses would have to compete directly for business. Buying up a competitor to avoid competing on price hurts consumers and employees. In the meantime though, yeah, Kohler CU is a great option.
Joe S. April 11, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Amen to that. I left Harris shortly after the aquistion. Nothing near the customer service that Ozaukee Bank was known well for, and when they shortened their hours, there was no reason left to stay.
Kevin Shank April 11, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Ozaukee Bank is sorely missed!!

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