EL PASO, TX (KTSM) — GECU, the largest locally-owned credit union in El Paso, and Kinley’s House Coffee & Teas, a locally-owned coffee and tea house, will celebrate the fusion of finance and refreshment with a new, combined location on Wednesday, May 15th at 2 p.m. The new GECU + Kinley’s Tea House is located at 2208 N. Oregon (corner of Oregon and University).
The groundbreaking ceremony includes an appearance by PayDirt Pete, UTEP ROTC, community and business leaders, and snacks and refreshments provided by Kinley’s House Coffee & Teas.
Crystal Long, President and CEO, stated, “We’re breaking ground on a new concept designed around people’s lifestyles. The new location features a warm, relaxing ambience and a mezzanine for free financial workshops. You’ll be able to enjoy conversation and refreshments. The latest technology will be available to conduct all your financial needs too with convenient, extended hours that complement Kinley’s Tea House hours.”
Kinley Pon added, “Our tea house and credit union will be a place where locals can hang out, learn about finances, and actually be able to conduct their business. The design is focused on a relaxing, enjoyable experience every time and I’m excited to be celebrating the groundbreaking.”
This is the first branch in partnership with Kinley’s Coffee House & Tea. Our community will enjoy a first-of-a-kind experience, handling personal finances using innovative Personal Teller Machine (PTM) technology in the same location as enjoying a meal and specially-brewed Kinley’s teas. The future two-story branch will also feature a mezzanine to host free financial education to the local community.