California Bank & Trust officially opened the doors of its newly built Escondido Branch at 150 N. Quince St. recently.

According to the CB&T, “the new center is situated at a major intersection in the Mercado District. The branch was built to address customers’ needs by providing a full-service freestanding branch with drive-through access.”

The bank was built following environmental specifications under the California Green Building Standards Code and California Energy Codes for sustainable building materials and energy conservation, according to CB&T.

The bank said the new branch was also built to complement the area’s historical California architecture.

At the ceremony for the opening, CB&T presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego in support of the nonprofit’s signature event — “An Evening of Changing Lives.”

Eric Ellingsen, president of California Bank & Trust, said the banks is continuing its 40 year commitment to Escondido.

CB&T has more than $11 billion in assets and nearly 90 branch offices located throughout the state. It is a division of Zions Bancorporation N.A.