Legacy Bank has fulfilled it’s Pueblo growth strategy by opening a fourth local branch serving serving the South Side Regency Park area. 

The branch, which was two years in the making, is located at 1301 S. Pueblo Blvd. A grand opening is set from 5 to 7 p.m. June 3 featuring a ribbon cutting and business after hours event.  

The branch serves residents of nearby El Camino, Regency, Ventana, Highland Park, Bessemer and Sunset neighborhoods. The bank initially established as the State Bank of Wiley more than a century ago, started its Pueblo franchise in 2004 and has branches in downtown Pueblo, Pueblo West and on Pueblo’s North Side.  

“We have 23 total employees at all the branches in Pueblo and four at the Regency Park branch,” said Lori Lovato-Arellano of Legacy Bank. “We have branches in Colorado Springs and another new branch building opening in Buena Vista in eight weeks.” 

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The Regency Park branch has a drive-through A accessible around the clock. Two drive-through banking lanes are open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. 

 The 2,400-square-foot main lobby is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and features two offices, a conference room and a safe deposit box room.  

“This new Regency location is just behind the bright pink and orange building formerly known as Amy’s Donuts. It is convenient for many people to quickly and easily access,” Lovato explained. 

Pueblo native Rebecca Diaz will serve as vice president and branch manager. She has been with Legacy Bank since 2013. 

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Diaz is a 2006 graduate of Colorado State University Pueblo and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Banking in Boulder. 

“Our team is excited to lead the newest branch in Pueblo County. As a passionate volunteer in my community, I look forward to being able to serve in an even larger capacity as we expand available services into this part of the city,” Diaz said. 

“While it is important to offer technology that makes banking more convenient and secure, it is equally as important to know that you can call your bank and speak to a real person that lives in your city and knows what you are trying to accomplish.” 

The COVID pandemic had a significant impact on the construction and completion schedule of the new branch. 

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“Entire work crews would be quarantined for two weeks at a time and unable to work, which then would have a domino effect on the other crews – everything was delayed,” Diaz said.

“While we might not have every piece of artwork or furniture perfectly in place for the grand opening, the most important thing is for us to be open.”

The bank offers personal and business banking as well as auto loans, home loans, reverse mortgages, small business loans and more. The branch phone number is 719- 501-1400. 

Chieftain reporter Tracy Harmon covers business news. She can be reached by email at [email protected] or via Twitter at twitter.com/tracywumps.