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BANK YANKED: Wells Fargo forgoes La Jolla Vons

BANK YANKED: Wells Fargo forgoes La Jolla Vons

Inside La Jolla’s main supermarket, Vons at 7544 Girard Ave., a barbecue grill and two bins of toy balls stand where bank tellers once did.

Sometime before Aug. 1, the branch was closed and all traces of it removed — including every sign and even the two Wells Fargo ATMs. (A lone Federal Credit Union machine remains.)

In an e-mail from corporate headquarters, Wells Fargo spokesperson Brian Lucero-Contreras explained: “We saw a decrease in customer traffic over the last few years, which led to our decision to close that specific location.”

A total of eight team members were employed at the branch, all of whom were reassigned to other area Wells Fargo branches,...

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