Construction Bank, er I mean Commerce Bank in Brookside is getting oh so close to completion. I must admit that part of the reason I bank at Commerce is the convenience of this Brookside Branch and this construction has been somewhat inconvenient. And with last week’s injuries of two construction workers, the end can not come soon enough.
I am a big of fan of banking locally and in Kansas City you have plenty of local banking options. Commerce Bank has been around for decades and is a sound banking option. They have many locations and the owners do a lot of good for the Kansas City community. And while I’m not going to switch banks over this construction matter, I am little disappointed that this new Commerce Bank buliding in Brookside is poised to look much like all the other new Commerce Banks opening up, a modern day stone facade with a clock tower. Somewhat like this. My hope is that there will still be something uniquely Brookside about this branch, sort of like the uniqueness of the Plaza branch on the northeast end of the Country Club Plaza.
What do you think of the Brookside Branch construction? Are you excited for it to come to an end too?