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Emprise will close downtown branch


Emprise Bank announced Friday it will permanently close its branch location at 1200 Main in downtown Hays.

Officials at the bank said the consolidation from three branches to two has been a topic of discussion for several years. Future use of the building has not yet been determined, but Emprise does plan to vacate the building. No official closing date has been set.

In conjunction with the closing of the downtown branch, Wichita-based Emprise has plans for a significant remodel to expand its location at 1011 East 27th. Plans for the remodel are in process, and a closing date for the downtown branch will be determined once the remodel plans are finalized.

"We are committed to serving the Hays community," said Wayne Woofter, Hays market president. "We're confident that we can continue to serve the needs of our customers through our east and west locations, and we're extremely excited for the remodel of our east branch to begin."