Chase Bank making entry into Richmond market with branch on site of Extra Billy’s Barbecue

Chase Bank making entry into Richmond market with branch on site of Extra Billy’s Barbecue

Chase Bank will make a foray into Richmond with a new branch on the site of Extra Billy’s at Willow Lawn.

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From Richmond BizSense:

A giant of the banking world is looking to make its first big splash in the Richmond market.

Chase Bank is planning a new branch – its first in the region and among its first in Virginia – on the site of the long-dormant Extra Billy’s Barbecue restaurant at Willow Lawn at 5205 W. Broad St.

The New York-based bank is looking to raze the aging restaurant building to make way for a from-scratch, 2,900-square-foot bank branch fronting Broad Street, according to plans filed last week with Henrico County.

Chase representatives would not comment when reached last week, and it remains unclear whether the bank plans to acquire the property or lease it from its current owner, Eastern Shore Real Estate Co., which had leased the property to Extra Billy’s before it closed in spring 2018 after 33 years in business.

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