Annandale residents will have another place to do their banking in a few months when construction on the new TD Bank at the corner of Backlick Rd and Little River Turnpike is completed.
"I can confirm that TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is building a store that will provide Annandale residents and merchants the most convenient banking services in the area," said Jimmy Hernandez, Media Relations Specialist for TD Bank.
The new TD Bank store will offer services such as seven-day branch banking and other financial products and services including loans and available lending options. "The store will even have treats for kids and dogs," said Hernandez. He also revealed that TD Bank will be looking to hire local residents to fill the 10 to 15 full and part-time staff positions available at the new location.
According to Hernandez, a TD Bank takes three months to build once construction has begun. Once construction is finished, the bank will hold a grand opening celebration on a date to be determined later this year to mark its arrival in the community. The celebration will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, the unveiling of a permanent wall mural inside the store depicting a to be determined historical scene, food and refreshments and games and prizes. TD Bank also plans to donate to a local organization in the community through their TD Charitable Foundation.
The company hopes the new Annandale store will obtain LEED Gold certification with its green features such as light sensors that will turn off the lights when they are not in use, LED lighting, controlled heating and cooling systems, native plants and shrubs from the area to decrease the amount of irrigation needed, Energy Star equipment and many other features.
"To further reduce its environmental footprint, TD Bank has purchased renewable energy credits to offset 100 percent of the electricity needed to annually operate the store, which will eliminate 15 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from being emitted into the atmosphere," said Hernandez.
TD Bank is one of the 15 largest banks in the United States.