DOB: News Bulletin 2191 - February 17, 2006

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 2191
Week Ending February 17, 2006

This bulletin constitutes the only official notification you will receive from this office concerning any of the following applications. Any observations you may have are solicited. Any comments should be in writing to John P. Burke, Banking Commissioner, at the Connecticut Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-1800 or via E-mail to Written comments will be considered only if they are received within ten days from the date of this bulletin.

State Bank Activity

Section 36a-145 of the Connecticut General Statutes requires that each application for a branch, or for a limited branch at which loans will be made, be accompanied by a plan detailing how adequate services to meet the banking needs of all community residents will be provided. Plans are submitted when such applications are filed and are available for public inspection and comment at this Department for a period of 30 days. Questions concerning branch activity should be directed to the Financial Institutions Division, (860) 240-8180.

Date Bank Location Activity
2/15/06 The Bank of Southern Connecticut
New Haven
15 Masonic Street
New London, CT  06320
2/16/06 The Bank of Western Massachusetts
Springfield, MA
* 49 Hazard Avenue
   Enfield, CT  06082
*De Novo Branch

Check Cashing Service License Activity
Date Check Casher Location Activity
09/06/05 Cerda Check Cashing Company
78 White Street
Danbury, CT  06810
Wilson Travel and Grocery, LLC
170 Riverside Avenue
Bristol, CT  06010
01/09/06 State Street Check Cashing, LLC 1328 State Street
New Haven, CT  06513
01/26/06 New Money, LLC 1358 Boston Avenue
Bridgeport, CT  06610
01/26/06 Michael's One Stop Variety
  Store, LLC
143 Main Street
Danbury, CT  06810
02/15/06 Vista Valley Ventures, LLC
309 Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT  06513

         Dated:  Wednesday, February 22, 2006
         John P. Burke