Out with the old, in with the new American Savings

First photo: Randy Wong of Arisumi Brothers paints over a spot Friday after helping remove the sign at the old American Savings Bank on Puunene Avenue in Kahului. The former branch at 73 S. Puunene Ave. was built in 1963 and was acquired as part of the purchase of Maui Savings & Loan Association in 1973. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Second photo: Maui Neon & Signs electrician Richard “Doc” Suess loads sections of the old American Savings Bank sign into his van Friday after cutting it in pieces. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Third photo: Kahu Laki Ka’ahumanu and Rich Wacker, president and CEO of American Savings Bank, shake hands during a blessing ceremony at the new bank location Friday in Kahului. The bank celebrated the opening of its flagship, $6.5 million branch at 150 Hookele St. at the Maui Business Park, across from Target and in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement. The bank is open seven days a week. The 1.5-acre lot was purchased from A&B in December 2014 for $4 million. American Savings Bank photo

Fourth photo: Customer Jennifer Suzuki conducts a transaction with teller Karen Atregenio on Friday at the new American Savings branch in Kahului. As part of its grand opening, the bank donated $3,000 to Partners in Development Foundation, a nonprofit that uses Native Hawaiian values and traditions to develop programs for at-risk groups in the community. American Savings Bank photo


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