By KARI BLURTON
Passing cars might have noticed the sounds of breaking glass and falling debris in the area of 27th and Vine Tuesday morning.
Demolition crews were on the scene tearing down Emprise Bank, 1011 E. 27th.
However, the bank won’t be gone long.
According to Emprise Bank market manager Wayne Woofter, a new bank branch will be built on the site from the ground up.
“We will completely demolish everything in there and build a brand-new building,” said Woofter.
Woofter said architects are still drawing up plans for the new building, but he knows the new building will look nothing like the old bank.
“It will be double the size, more modern and more efficient,” he said.
Woofter said officials hope the new bank will open by the end of this year.
According to Woofter, once the 27th Street location is complete, the Emprise Bank at 1200 Main will close. Some employees will relocate to the 27th location, while others will work from the Emprise location at 2701 Hall.