Renovation work is underway inside a building on Washington Avenue in Endicott which had housed a series of banks over last past six decades.

Four partners are preparing to open a grocery store where a Citizens Banks branch office had been located until the company closed a year ago.

The store at 18 Washington Avenue will be called Deshi Halal Bazar. The building is just south of North Street.

The site of the future Deshi Halal Bazar store in Endicott on September 19, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
The site of the future Deshi Halal Bazar store in Endicott on September 19, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Records show the property was acquired by Bisillah Brother LLC of Roscoe last month. It had been owned by NNN New York Asset LLC of Woodland Hills, California.

The partners in the grocery store project say they expect the business will open within the next month or two.

The shop will stock Indian and Pakistani food items that aren't readily available in the Endicott area. In addition to halal meat, the store will sell vegetables and fresh fish.

A view inside the future Washington Avenue grocery store on September 19, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A view inside the future Washington Avenue grocery store on September 19, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Remodeling of the former bank began about two weeks ago.

Citizens Bank moved its branch office from Washington Avenue to a smaller space at 1001 North Street.

The new Citizens Bank office on North Street in Endicott occupies about 3,200-square-feet of space. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
The new Citizens Bank office on North Street in Endicott occupies about 3,200-square-feet of space. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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