BMO Harris to build new bank branch in Sherman Park

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A rendering of the new branch

MILWAUKEE — After last August’s civil unrest forced BMO Harris Bank to temporarily shut down its Sherman Park branch due to damage, the company will build a new, permanent branch in the community, right across the street from its wrecked office.

The new branch will open at 3637 W. Fond du Lac Avenue (near Fond du Lac and Burleigh) and is expected to be completed by this fall, BMO Harris officials said Thursday, February 23rd. BMO Harris opened a temporary banking facility to serve the Sherman Park community in September.

“Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to the Sherman Park community,” said Jud Snyder, senior Milwaukee executive at BMO Harris Bank, in a news release. “We are proud to be part of this neighborhood. We look forward to having a brand new branch, right in the heart of Sherman Park, to serve the financial needs of our customers.”

“I am deeply grateful for BMO Harris Bank’s commitment to Milwaukee and the Sherman Park neighborhood,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the release. “I value the investment the people at BMO Harris Bank have made in making Milwaukee an even stronger city, and I applaud their community spirit.”

Fire at BMO Harris Bank during unrest in Sherman Park

Fire at BMO Harris Bank during unrest in Sherman Park

BMO Harris officials said this branch will be the first “Smart Branch” in Wisconsin.

“The Smart Branch brings customers the latest in branch banking technology while delivering an exceptional customer experience,” said Chris Michalski, regional president of BMO Harris Bank, southeast region.

According to BMO Harris officials, some of the features of this Smart Branch include:

  • A team of branch bankers helping customers with all of their financial needs
  • Smart ATMs that offer customers new options including Mobile Cash withdrawals without the use of a debit card
  • Video conferencing, which provides customers with instant on-demand access to a wide variety of specialized bank professionals
  • Free wifi to provide customers with access to their mobile devices

1 Comment

  • J227

    So, maybe try to riot proof it? Thicker glass, etc. Maybe remotely operated tear gas ports? Could help based on what happened there. Lol!

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