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First Financial Bank opening teller lines in downtown Fort Wayne

Another bank is opening teller lines in downtown Fort Wayne.

First Financial Bank and city officials have scheduled an announcement for 10 a.m. Thursday in the Courthouse Green across from the Anthony Wayne Building, 203 E. Berry St., to announce "downtown development plans."

John Nichols, a partner in RCI Development/BND Commercial, last week said the building's landlords were close to signing a lease with a bank for a first-floor branch and sixth-floor offices. Contacted last week, First Financial officials declined to talk about their downtown office plans.

Officials with the Cincinnati-based bank in January said their downtown office at 130 W. Main St. was temporary.

First Financial swooped into the market late last year when it hired about 10 percent of Tower Bank's workforce in the interim between Old National Bancorp's Sept. 10 acquisition announcement and when the $110.3 million deal for Tower closed on April 25.

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