Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Uptown Bank of America branches closing during DNC

Bank of America's three uptown branches will be closed during the DNC, spokesman Scott Silvestri said Tuesday.

The branches, at corporate headquarters, 400 South Tryon and the Epicenter, will close Friday, Aug. 31 and re-open the Monday after the convention finishes, Sept. 10.

They're the only three branches the bank has within the I-277 loop. Many uptown streets will be blocked at different times of the week, per security plans from Charlotte police and the Secret Service.

To ease congestion, Bank of America will be adding staff during that week to nearby locations -- at branches in Myers Park, on Kings Drive off Charlottetowne Avenue, at Kenilworth Drive and East Boulevard, and on South Boulevard near Remount Road.