A new Volunteer State Bank building will soon be constructed on the corner of Memorial Boulevard and Tom Austin Highway, according to Joe Dorris, vice president of the bank in Springfield.
"We plan to start construction on Dec. 19, weather permitting," Dorris said. "They will begin moving in the drainage pipes on the 16th. Whatever they dig out they will have to cover back up each day to avoid water overflowing into the streets if we were to get an overnight rain."
Dorris said the two lots, that once held Papa Chen's Chinese Buffett and Domino's Pizza, will be turned into a level lot when the bank is constructed.
"If everything goes well with the weather, I would say we could be opened by Oct. 1," Dorris said. "It will be a one-story building with 3,859 square feet."
Dorris said the new bank will look very similar to the bank's Goodlettsville branch.
Volunteer State Bank Operations Manager Frank Freels said the bank will have a very modern look.
"It's going to be a nice, modern building, and very well landscaped," Freels said. "We hope the people of Springfield will see this building as an asset to their community. We're excited about this investment in Springfield and think it will improve our presence in the community and better serve our great customers."
The Domino's Pizza restaurant in Springfield has moved into a newly constructed building at 2114 Memorial Boulevard. Its opening date was on Nov. 21, according to store manager Dalton Smith.