Retro 1960s Bank Ready for a New Life!


This awesome retro bank is located in downtown Lexington on a high traffic throughway. It is sandwiched between a highrise apartment building and a parking garage, and is a half block from Rupp Arena. As long as I’ve lived in Lexington, this Peoples Bank branch has been vacant, which is pretty incredible to believe since it’s sitting on a very expensive piece of property. After looking at the PVA records for the parcel, I have to say I’m honestly shocked that it hasn’t been demolished. But I’m so glad it hasn’t!

This place is incredible! It’s full of light and is so spacious. My brain immediately started firing on all cylinders imagining what kind of business would be perfect fit for this funky little building. It would be a great photography studio or creative commons. It would also make an incredible coffee shop! It has ample parking in the back as well as space that could be used for sidewalk seating – AND it still has the drive thru window. How cool would it be if it could be used for drive-thru coffee!  It think it would also be a really cool diner type restaurant or cafe.  The name could even be retained “Peoples Coffee Shop” “Peoples Cafe”  Maybe even a bar?

What do you think this space would be great for? Is there a vacant building in your city that you just can’t believe is empty? Share below!



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