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Fifth Third Bank says it’s closing its branch at 1710 Maple Ave. in downtown Evanston.

In a letter to customers, the bank said the downtown branch will close permanently on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The bank suggested customers instead use the bank’s branch at 2440 Main St. in Evanston.

Cincinnati-based Fifth Third announced in June that it would close 100 of its 1,300 branches, but at the time didn’t say which ones would close.

The bank claims customers increasingly are using mobile banking options, reducing the need for branches. Fifth Third ranks sixth in the Chicago area market with 3.9 percent of bank deposits.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Fifth Third

    i can't remember the last time I visited a bank branch. All my bills, savings and investments are managed online. #MakesSenseToCloseSomeBranches

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