SAN FRANCISCO– Wells Fargo hosted an afternoon reception to showcase the company’s 160-year relationship with the Bay Area’s Asian American community. The reception was held at the Wells Fargo Museum, a symbolic site where Wells Fargo first opened for business in 1852 and where they served Chinese customers—who were among its first customers—in their native language. A photo gallery of historical images of Wells Fargo’s Express Directory of Chinese Businesses from 1878 and a Chinese calendar from 1945 among others will be presented by Marianne Babal, Wells Fargo’s historian.
In celebration of Wells Fargo’s long-standing relationship with the Asian American community, and because its customers—both individuals and merchants—are very active on weekends in Chinatown, the company will also announce the opening of Chinatown stores on Sundays.
“Chinatown is bustling with economic activity seven days a week,” said Tracy Curtis, president of Wells Fargo’s San Francisco market. “We are glad to respond to the needs of the community, and open our Chinatown stores on Sundays to provide increased banking services for our customers and merchants.”
The stores located at: 1015 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108 and 1160 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133 will now be open on Sundays from 9:00am-1:00pm.
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