The Wells Fargo Bank branch in the Lawrence Shopping Center will be closing July 17th.

The news spread on the Lawrence Twp., NJ Community facebook page, with local customers expressing their disappointment after receiving a letter announcing the closing. One member complained saying the next closest branch was in Trenton, but, then another member reminded residents that there's another Wells Fargo branch on the corner of Princeton Pike and Franklin Corner Road in town.

I'm surprised to hear this news since the Lawrence Shoppintg Center is being rejuvenated lately with great new businesses opening like Bury the Hatcher (axe throwing is very trendy right now), Plato's Closet is relocating there from Nassau Park, a pet store, a barber shop, my personal favorite new spot, Cafe Du Pain bakery, and construction on a new LA Fitness will be starting soon.

What would residents like to see if the vacant bank come summer? Many left suggestions for the building with a drive thru: Panera, Starbucks, Chick fil A.

Hmmm...time will tell.