In the discussion following last week’s story about Admiral Safeway announcing August 21 as its official closing date, the fate of the store’s BECU ATM was brought up. Though we hadn’t gotten around yet to contacting BECU for comment – BECU’s Todd Pietzsch saw the discussion and e-mailed this info to share with you:
The BECU ATM located in the Admiral Safeway will remain there until the store is officially closed on August 21st. While the Safeway is closed there are additional ATM’s in the area that can be utilized. BECU members are encouraged to visit www.becu.org and look under “locations/ATM’s” to find the one that is most convenient for them. We are pleased to announce that when the new Safeway opens in 2011, BECU will have two ATM’s at the new store, one inside and one on the outside of the store.
The idea of the outside ATM came up at Design Review Board meetings, as noted in our report on the 5th and final such meeting for the Admiral Safeway project – though at the time, it was cautioned that Safeway hadn’t finalized a deal with a bank; now, BECU’s announcement indicates, it has. (The sketch above is from the artwork shown at that meeting last February; it shows part of the California SW frontage of the new store.)