MBT bank to open second branch in Rochester

Manufacturers Bank & Trust Co.expects to open its second Rochester branch soon.

Construction crews are busy working on revamping the former America's Mattressbuilding at 4408 U.S. 52 NW.

"We hope to be in there at least by the end of May, if not before," said Tom Heepke, the bank's community president.

MBT will lease the 2,800-square-foot building from Rochester developer Jeff Brown. Mike Haley,of Braasch Commercial Real Estate,handled the deal.

The Forest City, Iowa-based bank opened its first Rochester branch at 2020 Second St. SW in 2012. That branch will remain open. Heepke said MBT's Rochester customer base has grown beyond what just one branch can handle.


"This new one will also be a full branch, but it will also have a drive-up window. We're pretty excited about that," he said.

Heepke estimates the new branch potentially could have five on staff. It will be managed by Andy Mai.

America's Mattress moved out of the building earlier this year to join the Furniture Superstore Factory Outletin the former Menardsstore building at 5150 U.S. 52 North. — Jeff Kiger

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