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Reader sorry to see Capitol bank close

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The Capitol One Bank, at 164th Street and 69th Avenue in Fresh Meadows, will be closing its doors for good Oct. 6.

This bank has been in this location for more than 35 years, as Reliance Federal, then North Fork and finally Capitol One. There are so many people who have banked at this location, since it is right across the street from the Electchester apartment complex.

Many of these people are elderly or disabled and now will have to go to the Capitol One branch at Parsons Boulevard and Jewel Avenue, the other Fresh Meadows branch on 188th Street or the branch in Kew Gardens.

This is going to cause a lot of unnecessary physical stress for a lot of those people. There is no logical reason for this branch to be closed. The staff at this branch has been wonderful. They are courteous and professional and it is unfair they are going to lose their jobs. At the least, Capitol One should guarantee them positions in other branches.

We are going to be sorry to see this branch close and we wish all of its employees the best. We hope all of them will find positions within a relatively short period of time.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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