Umpqua Bank headquarters in Portland has announced that their new bank branch, replacing the old one that burned to the ground last year, will open in late Fall at the same location – on Highway 101 just south of McDonald’s. Umpqua says the bank will have a new look and that “banking is just the half of it.” They say the community should consider their new facility “a cozy corner of the neighborhood where you can sip coffee, settle in at one of our computers in our computer internet cafe, chat with a neighbor and when the moods strikes, bank a little bit as well. We look forward to seeing you in our new space where you can play with our interactive ‘Discover Wall’ and talk about some of the ways we can make a difference in the neighborhood together.”
Newport Community Development Director Derrick Tokos said Umpqua was making some last minute design tweaks on the project and that they could be in anytime to take out their building permit. Again, the grand opening is planned for late Fall. Sounds like November.