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Chase to close Raleys store branch by May 7
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Chase bank customers who conduct their transactions at the Raley’s store in Manteca while doing their grocery shopping will see the end of that convenience on May 7.

Notices have been mailed by the financial institution to their customers about the upcoming change. Those who regularly use the in-store branch at Raley’s are being told to go to either of the two Chase banks in Manteca – in the downtown district at the corner of West Center Street and Maple Avenue, or at in the Food-4-Less shopping center at Spreckels Marketplace off Spreckels and West Yosemite avenues. They can also access the Chase branch in Lathrop located in the Save Mart Shopping Center on North Harlan Road.

The closures are not limited to Manteca. They are happening all over California. Chase is simply “consolidating the branches, and the lease is up on a lot of the (Raley’s) stores,” explained a bank staff at the bank’s downtown branch.

“Instead of keeping those in-store banks open,” Chase customers are being directed to the “freestanding” branches, she said.

With the in-store banks’ closure, customers will no longer be able to enjoy the longer banking hours that regular branches maintain, a fact which the bank representative admitted. The regular branches “are not open as late as in-stores” which usually run through 7 p.m., she said, as opposed to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday for the others. However, she pointed out that the ATM for all branches are always open.

The news about Chase closing at Raley’s on the corner of Lathrop and Union roads in Manteca is not making a lot of bank customers happy. A resident at the Del Webb community on North Union Road, which is less than a mile away from the shopping center, told the Manteca Bulletin he and several residents at the age-restricted master planned community are not happy about the news simply due to the inconvenience such change will cause them.