Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Limegrove's Soft Opening

The Bank Building at Limegrove, Holetown

The Limegrove Lifestyle Centre currently taking shape in Holetown not so quietly opened The Bank Building last week, one of the twelve commercial buildings making up the complex slated for completion by the end of this year. This happened with the move of the Holetown branch of the Barbados National Bank from it's temporary location in the wooden chattel house fronting the main road to the newly completed "The Bank Building" located on Seaview which connects Hwy 1 to Hwy 2A via Lascelles. The chattel house is currently being dismantled and removed for construction to start on "The Louis Vuitton Building" which will house among others, as the name suggests, a store bearing the name of the international luxury French fashion house specializing in trunks, leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelery, accessories, sunglasses, and books.

This branch of the BNB (Barbados National Bank) has developed quite a reputation on the west coast and indeed Barbados also for it's upscale banking with it's emphasis on personal service and detail geared to the clientele to which it appeals on the upmarket Platinum Coast. With a lot more space in what Limegrove bills as "one of the most impressive bank buildings in Barbados" they can now take these services to new levels. Certainly, some might also add - fortunately or unfortunately, with the opening of the new branch at Limegrove the BNB, now majority owned by the Republic Bank of Trinidad & Tobago, has come a long, long way from its days in the back of the Post Office as the Government Savings Bank catering to the banking needs of sugar cane cutters, house maids and fishermen.

Chattel House former home of BNB Holetown being dismantled 03/31/10

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