Washington Mutual

Kenneth Cole Confirmed as Late Entrant to the Ritzy Bowery Fashion Scene

Posted June 5, 2015 at 5:13 am

The Bowery is swiftly becoming the northerly extension of fashionista SoHo. All the brands are moving into the onetime skid row district. The latest to hop on the gold encrusted bandwagon of Bowery 2.0 is Kenneth Cole, already with a shop in the vicinity. Kenneth Cole settled on 328 Bowery, a retail condo space that […]

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Gagosian Gallery Launching Pop-Up for Urs Fischer in Former Chase Bank on Delancey

Posted March 24, 2014 at 6:09 am

Even after Chase Bank purchased the Washington Mutual assets back in 2009, the branch at 104 Delancey Street remained. And for longer than we had anticipated. Three years passed with two Chase locations operating across the street from each other. Consolidation happened nearly two years ago, and the storefront has remained a black hole ever […]

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Delancey Washigton Mutual Now Chase

Posted August 5, 2009 at 6:17 am

Washington Mutual has completely vanished from the neighborhood.  That’s right, the onetime Delancey branch is now officially a member of the Chase bank empire. Resistance is futile!

Chase Transition Nearly Complete

Posted August 3, 2009 at 6:26 am

Here on the Lower East Side, the Chase transition is nearly complete.  Last week, Jeremiah reported on the Washington Mutual bank swap at Second Avenue and Eighth Street; the corner branch at Avenue A and Second Street has also fallen.  However, the slowest to switch sides is certainly the Delancey outpost between Ludlow and Essex […]

Renovations at the Washington Mutual on Delancey

Posted July 13, 2009 at 7:59 am

In light of the recent merger with Chase, it seems the Washington Mutual on Delancey will nevertheless remain in place. Said branch is currently undergoing serious renovations – the interior was completely gutted and a sleek new row of ATM machines installed in the foyer. By yesterday afternoon, much of the old bank furniture was […]

Feeling Was Mutual

Posted June 3, 2009 at 8:26 am

WaMu semantics continue to entertain. It seems that every couple weeks, the bank marquee at the Delancey branch reads something different, thanks to numerous bulb outages. The message of late says, “Was Mutual.” For example:Chase – “We always hated you and your lame-ass catch phrases.”WaMu – “Feeling was mutual, dickbag.” Related Reading:Washington Mutual Malfunctioning [Bowery […]

Washington Mutual Malfunctioning

Posted April 9, 2009 at 8:05 am

The Washington Mutual on Delancey is sending mixed signals with its malfuctioning exterior signage. So much so, that if not for the inner lighting, the branch would appear closed. And depending on the night, either the full word “Washington” or all the letters in the sequence are completely dark. The problem has persisted for weeks, […]