Planned Bank of America branch upsets Happy Cuts customers

Cupertino building set to be torn down, replaced with Bank of America branchPhoto: Google Maps

Some Cupertino residents aren’t happy about this cut.

A commercial building housing the Happy Cuts barber shop at the southwest corner of Homestead and N. Snelling roads is set to be torn down so that a new Bank of America branch building can be constructed, according to city documents.

The architectural permitting process is underway for the site at 21020 Homestead Road, near the Sunnyvale border.

Four people have written into the city opposing the plans — two of them are Happy Cuts hair salon patrons who want that business to remain at the site. A third person expressed concern over the traffic impacts of additional construction.

“We’ve been clients to the excellent Happy Cuts for more than 5 years now and we want them to stay and serve our community,” wrote Ilka Atanassov.

Construction for the proposed Bank of America branch includes re-paving the parking lot, re-landscaping the site, construction of a plaza at the northeast corner of the property, and a new trash enclosure to service the center, city documents said.

The improvements also include removing and re-planting trees.

City staff are recommending that the new branch’s construction be approved.