First National Rio Grande Announces New Branch as part of Innovation Central

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Continuing our commitment to the success of the Albuquerque community, entrepreneurs and businesses.

First National Rio Grande today announced that it will be opening a branch office in the new Innovation Central district in downtown Albuquerque located at 501 Central. The branch is slated to open in August 2015.

The site was selected because of its great relationship to the history of Albuquerque. The mixed-use bank building will replace the existing Pop N’ Taco restaurant and will carefully address Central Avenue as well as the historic Albuquerque Special Collections Library and its forecourt immediately across Edith Street to the west.

“First National continues our 144-year tradition of being rooted in the communities we serve and focused on the personal and business success of our clients to empower economic stability and growth,” said Michelle Coons, President of First National Rio Grande.

“First National stands on its heritage of being connected to our communities and always looking forward and leading the way in banking,” Coons summarized. “Through our 144 year history, we have helped create our communities by providing financial services to railroads, mines, wineries, ranches, businesses, buildings and homes. Our vision for the future is to continue providing the services that business leaders, entrepreneurs, and individuals need to start, grow and thrive in Albuquerque.”

About the First National Family of Banks
The First National Family of Banks is comprised of First National Rio Grande, First National Santa Fe and First National Denver. As the first bank in the Southwest, the Bank’s charter represents a rich heritage of community commitment and financial strength and stability dating back to 1870. With $1.6 billion in assets (as of June 30, 2014), the First National Family of Banks is the largest locally-chartered banking organization in the state of New Mexico. The Bank offers a broad-range of sophisticated commercial banking and lending solutions, state-of-the-art Treasury Management services and the highest caliber Private Banking and Wealth Management services. First National operates through 25 branch locations in New Mexico and Colorado, a corridor of economic growth that is critical to the success and future of the Southwest. For more information, visit the Bank’s website at

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