Evans Bancorp is shuffling its operations and real estate in the Southtowns, acquiring a former Hunt Real Estate Corp. office in Hamburg, consolidating back-offices and branches, and putting two buildings up for sale.
The Hamburg-based parent of Evans Bank has acquired a 6,500-square-foot office building at 485 Sunset Drive in the Village of Hamburg, expanding on the presence it has already developed in the village. The bank paid $535,000 for the property, which it bought from Paul Cleeman and PDQ Properties Corp. of Hallandale Beach, Fla., through PDQ Hamburg LLC.
Plans call for unifying a systems support and management group by relocating the bank’s technology staff from both its Grimsby Drive headquarters and the Grand Island office of its technology subsidiary, Suchak Data Systems, into the newly acquired building. The Sunset location will house the bank’s data center as well as its operations and check-processing divisions, now located in Derby. In all, 25 employees will be work out of Sunset.
Officials hope to operate more efficiently and at lower costs by centralizing employees, said President and CEO David J. Nasca in a news release.
Additionally, Evans merged its former Angola branch, at 14 N. Main St., into the nearby Evans branch at 8599 Erie Road in Derby. It’s now putting that 8,358-square-foot Angola branch building on the market, along with the 5,300-square-foot Grand Island facility at 2085 Baseline Road. Evans, with $810 million in assets and $679 million in deposits, operates 13 branches and seven insurance offices in Western New York.