By Martha B. Jacob –
After months of planning, a 15 minute meeting was held on Thursday, May 31 as Merchants National Bank purchased the vacant lot across the street from its current location, at the corner of Main and State Streets in Georgetown.
The lot was formerly owned by the Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) in Georgetown.
Merchants Bank plans on building an all new, full-service branch to better serve its customers, according to President Jim Evans.
“This new building will be 3,250 square feet,” Evans said during the signing. “We greatly appreciate Mayor Dale Cahall, Georgetown Council members, village administrator, Art Owens and all the members of the CIC.
“We are very pleased to serve the Georgetown Community, and our new office will allow us to continue to provide the high level of service for which our community bank in known.”
Merchants National Bank is donating a portion of the lot to the village of Georgetown for a pocket park and a digital message board to be used for the community.