Wells Fargo leaving familiar spot for new north Fort Worth branch

04/13/2014 12:00 AM

04/12/2014 10:17 PM

Wells Fargo is moving from a well-known location in north Fort Worth.

The bank will leave its spot in the red-brick trapezoid building on North Main Street for a new branch it will build on Northeast 28th Street near Billy Bob’s Texas in the Historic Stockyards District.

Joe Stroop, Wells Fargo’s regional vice president of communications, said the new building will have all the banking services in the current location, but add more to improve customer services. This is the third time that Wells Fargo has left a location in an office building in Tarrant County to move into its own, more efficient location, he said.

In September, Wells Fargo bought a 1.13-acre tract at 200 NE 28th St., less than a mile from the current location at 2315 N. Main St., deed records show. Stroop said construction on the 6,000-square-foot branch will begin this summer and be completed in early fall. The bank’s exterior is still being designed, he said.

“We’re just trying to create a more convenient location for our customers,” Stroop said. “It’s going to have everything the old location had, but more.”

The new full-service branch will have attached motor banking lanes, a lobby with walk-up services and several computer terminals for online banking, Stroop said. All of the bank’s 23 employees on Main Street will move to the new location, he added.

The multi-tenant building on Main Street was built in 1969 for North Fort Worth Bank. That later became Central Bank & Trust, which was acquired by Norwest Corp. in 1992. Norwest is a Wells Fargo predecessor.

In the last two years, Wells Fargo moved a branch to a spot in front of the SuperTarget at Precinct Line Road and Texas 183 in Hurst from a nearby office building on Loop 820, and further east in Bedford, from an office building off Central Drive and Texas 183 to a spot less than a mile away.

Stroop said Wells Fargo continues to look at its options as leases expire.

“In some cases, we are finding the options are giving us opportunities to do something more for our customers,” he said.

RadioShack puts name

on business incubator

RadioShack has entered into a two-year deal for the naming rights of the co-working space at IDEA Works Fort Worth, a business incubator.

The space will be called RadioShack/Do. It. Together. The space provides clients with a unique interior design, multiple surfaces and tools for visualizing ideas, office space for team brainstorming and individual meetings, and various seating options. It was designed to maximize “collision” locations to provide a space where business owners can share ideas, IDEA Works said.

RadioShack products will be provided as part of the agreement.

Launched last month, IDEA Works Fort Worth, at Interstate 35W and Rosedale Street, is a public-private initiative that seeks to work with revenue-producing businesses with two to nine employees that have investment and growth potential.

It is managed by the board of the city’s Business Assistance Center Education Foundation.

Three companies have signed leases with IDEA Works, including CATIA Services, an aerospace industry staffing company; Dental Symphony, a software company for dental clinics; and 817Group, a digital strategy, design and development agency.

AT&T scores big with

data during Final Four

The numbers are in and it looks like AT&T scored a slam dunk at the Men’s NCAA Final Four basketball tournament in Arlington last week when it comes to cellphone usage.

“The numbers turned out by our customers at AT&T Stadium were higher than ever before at the Final Four,” the Dallas-based company said.

Total data usage from inside the stadium was more than 885 gigabytes for all three games, which is the equivalent of 2.53 million social media posts with photos.

On both the in-stadium mobile network and outdoor mobile network in the parking lot, AT&T reports more than 1,268 gigabytes of data used, or the equivalent of more than 4,143 hours of streaming high-definition video.

AT&T’s Wi-Fi network carried more than 4,043 gigabytes, or 4.03 terabytes, of data traffic between all three games, it said. That equals 11.5 million social media posts with photos.

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