Lowell Five Bank recently completed the move of its downtown Lowell branch location from 34 John Street to the former McKittrick Industrial Supply Building at 60 Fletcher Street, a move that relocates its flagship branch from one historic Lowell location to another.
Constructed in 1850, Lowell Five’s new Downtown Lowell location at 60 Fletcher Street was originally home to a lumber business followed by a series of machine tool manufacturers, most notably F.S. Perkins. During the 1930s, the buildings were purchased by Frank McKittrick, the original owner of McKittrick Industrial Supply, and kept in the family until the business closed in 2019. A local real estate developer purchased the buildings shortly after the business closed. Lowell Five realized the opportunity to be part of a great revitalization effort in the Hamilton Canal District. “We are excited to have a location in a corridor of Lowell that is being revitalized and to participate in the transformation,” said Alison Kalman, Lowell Five Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer.
Years of planning and months of renovations went into building out Lowell Five’s first-floor space, with great effort to maintain the building’s history, uniqueness, and character. The new location provides a much-improved employee and customer experience, including ADA access, a community meeting room, off-street customer and employee parking, and is easily accessible by public transportation. The iconic sign on the building’s brick facade, which once read McKittrick Industrial Supply, Inc., has been repainted to Lowell Five Bank. Due to its high visibility, the mural wall welcomes visitors entering the Downtown Lowell area. The new 30 Fletcher Street Branch is an exciting chapter for Lowell Five and the City of Lowell.
For nearly 180 years, Lowell Five Bank has had a presence in downtown Lowell. “Lowell Five Bank was established in Lowell in 1874. We look forward to spending the next hundred years right here in this building,” Stephens concluded.
Lowell Five has 15 branch locations and serves the community across the City of Lowell with two branches in the City as well as three ATMs, one at Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus, one at the LRTA Gallagher Terminal, and one coming soon to the Jackson Street garage across from the new courthouse.
October 18th Ribbon Cutting at Lowell Five’s new 60 Fletcher Street Lowell Branch location.
Appearing Front Row (L to R) front row: Maria Garay Dodd – Lowell Five Downtown Lowell Branch Manager, Jack Sullivan – President, Gavin & Sullivan, Alan Kazanjian – Owner, Kazanjian Enterprises, John Leahy – Lowell City Council, Jay Stephens – Lowell Five President and CEO, Atty Dennis McHugh – Lowell Five Board of Director, Tracey Cody, Esq. – Lowell Five Board of Director, and Alison Kalman – Lowell Five Chief Banking Officer.
Appearing Back Row (L to R) back row: Maura Sweeney – Lowell Five Board of Director and Chief Human Resources Officer, Tom Golden – Lowell City Manager, Angelos Sakelarios – Lowell Five Board of Director, and James Cullen, CPA – Lowell Five Board of Director.