St. Jean’s Credit Union Celebrates Grand Opening

Branch opens its doors with a new design

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., December 5, 2019–NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design, and project management firm, recently celebrated the grand opening for St. Jean’s Credit Union’s new branch in Revere, Massachusetts on November 25.

A relocation of St. Jean’s Shirley Avenue branch, the new 4,500 square foot free-standing building now offers high visibility and easy access on a pad site in front of the popular Wonderland Marketplace shopping center, adjacent to the heavily-traveled VFW Parkway with proximity to the Boston subway system.

St. Jean’s Credit Union will occupy 2,626 square feet of the building, leasing out the remaining 1,874 square feet space to AT&T Wireless.

As the credit union’s first design using the universal banker model, the new design features a teller pod with a cash recycler, 24-hour vestibule smart ATM, and drive-up lanes with an ATM.

The space utilizes energy-efficient mechanical, lighting, and glass systems and creates a much stronger retail presence, mirroring many exterior architectural features of their main office located in Salem.

NewGround provided strategy, design, due diligence, construction, environmental graphics, and change management training services for the new branch.

“We are proud to partner with St. Jean’s Credit Union to design their new branch, and we can’t wait to see all the success their new prototype brings them,” said Kevin Blair, President and CEO at NewGround.

About NewGround

NewGround is the industry thought-leader in strategy, innovative design, and project management, and has been for over 100 years. We help financial institutions master the power of their space to create the next generation workplace and retail solutions. At NewGround, we are driven by our core values of: Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Communication, and Serving Others. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, NewGround maintains corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Waterloo, Ontario, with a regional presence throughout the U.S. For more information, visit NewGround at

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