PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle here last week celebrated the grand opening of 18 new in-store Huntington bank branches in Cleveland and the surrounding areas for 2011.
Over the next four years, Huntington National Bank, a regional bank operating in six states, will eventually open 45, seven-day-a-week, full-service in-store branches in Giant Eagle supermarkets in the Cleveland area, creating more than 270 new jobs. And as part of the companies’ exclusive, 15-year in-store branch agreement announced last fall, to make banking more convenient for their customers, Huntington will also add at least 500 jobs throughout Ohio.
The companies held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Lakewood Giant Eagle branch to commemorate all 18 area in-store locations opening in 2011. Already, 10 locations have opened, with the remaining eight set to open by October 2011.