Banks face backlash as they bid for top sites
Capital One Bank ousted a women’s clothing shop from its Back Bay space, and is trying to force out a popular Beacon Hill convenience store. TD Bank is replacing a barbecue restaurant in Quincy, took over a bagel shop in Wayland, and could supplant an Irish bar near Faneuil Hall. In Wellesley, at least three banks have moved into empty storefronts. But the new bank locations have not always been enthusiastically welcomed. The reason: Disappointed residents hoped for restaurants and grocery stores instead.