Thursday, September 10, 2009
First Avenue National Bank
A year ago, First Avenue National Bank was located directly across the street from this location in an older, nondescript building. At the time, the lot on which the bank now stands, was a large, unkempt, grassy space.
What I didn't understand is why a bank, in the midst of a severe economic downturn, and when other banks in Ocala were failing, would construct a beautiful new building which turned out rather nicely, but didn't seem to be necessary.
For some time the bank has been trying to rent out space on the second floor.