The former Philadelphia Police Department building now holds the branch and residential space.
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union will open their new branch at 2136 E. Dauphin Street, just outside Fishtown in East Kensington.
PFCU is inviting neighbors to visit the location now, as well as to attend a grand opening event on Saturday, April 27, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
This is PFCU’s 10th branch to open in Philadelphia.
The new location, inside the former Philadelphia Police Department’s 26th district offices, will soon begin offering free financial education seminars to neighbors on a regular basis, as well as financial counseling services, according to PFCU.
“Fishtown is a close-knit community full of hard-working families that deserve to have a place to visit where they can get the resources they need to improve their financial future,” said James McAneney, President and CEO of Philadelphia Federal Credit Union. “PFCU offers better rates, significantly fewer fees and gives members the satisfaction that the money the credit union makes goes back into the community, not into shareholders’ pockets. Our new location in Fishtown isn’t just a building; it’s a promise to those living there that we’re committed to becoming a part of their lives and helping them prosper.”
The 3,000 square foot branch will offer members a full-service ATM, free financial counseling, an Internet café and free coin-counting machine. It is located just minutes from Frankford Avenue and is on the National Register of Historic Places, as it was once home to the 26th District Police and Patrol Station. PFCU will celebrate this rich history with photography throughout the branch.
“The opening of this brand-new branch is a welcome addition to the Kensington and Fishtown neighborhoods,” said Sandy Salzman, Executive Director of New Kensington Community Development Corporation. “PFCU’s promise to not only support its members, but also local small businesses, illustrates the company’s long-term investment in Philadelphia and we look forward to its impact on the continued development of our community.”
In February, residents had already begun moving into the apartments above the branch.
Visit www.pfcu.com for more information.