MidFirst Bank opens first Boulder branch

BOULDER — MidFirst Bank has opened a new Boulder branch location at 840 Pearl St.

The branch, which launched operations last Thursday, is the first MidFirst in Boulder and the fourth in the state. The other three Colorado branches of MidFirst, which is headquartered in Oklahoma, are in Denver.

“The characteristics of the Boulder market make it really attractive. The entrepreneurial spirit is very robust here,” said Gretchen Wahl, MidWest senior vice president and Boulder branch manager. “The community is vibrant, so for a bank, that’s really appealing.”

The roughly 4,200-square-foot branch was formerly home to Eight Days a Week, an imaging and copy center. The bank bought the building last year for $2.4 million.

The Boulder branch has seven employees, and Wahl said she is looking to hire two more personal bankers.

MidFirst does not have any immediate plans for further expansion in the area, she said.