The countdown to the end of a long-serving business in Delhi is underway now that the Bank of Montreal is withdrawing front-line services from the community.
The 203-year-old financial institution takes its leave in Delhi on Sept. 11. As announced in February, the Langton branch closed in August. A full-service automated teller machine re-opened in its place beside the Langton post office. Plans are to open a similar ATM in Delhi.
Jim Norman, president of the Delhi and District Chamber of Commerce, said the community is sorry to see the departure of a cornerstone business in the core. The branch has long occupied a high-profile location at the intersection of King and Main streets.
On a positive note, Norman said the Delhi branches of TD-Canada Trust and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) continue to serve the community. As well, Norman doubts the Bank of Montreal building will stay vacant for long.