Sportland Corners Building, American National Bank Opens In Nisswa


RELATED TO THE STING OPERATION. A BUSY CORNER IN NISSWA IS OCCUPIED AGAIN AFTER BEING VACANT FOR TEN YEARS. THE CORNER OF HIGHWAY 371 AND COUNTY ROAD 13 KNOWN AS THREE-SEVENTY-ONE AND COUNTY ROAD THIRTEEN, KNOWN AS SPORTLAND CORNERS, IS NOW HOME TO A BANK AND WILL BE THE HOME OF A FUTURE COFFEE SHOP. REPORTER RACHEL JOHNSON HAS THE >>Reporter: SINCE THE CAFÉ BUILDING CLOSED ITS DOORS AROUND TEN YEARS AGO, THE CORNER OF A BUSY INTERSECTION IN NISSWA HAS BEEN VACANT UNTIL NOW. >>AS WE’VE SEEN FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS NOW, WE’VE HAD A NEW BANK COMING INTO TOWN AND I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE EXCITED TO FIRST SEE SOMETHING NEW COMING INTO NISSWA. IT’S A MAJOR CORNER AND INTERSECTION IN OUR COMMUNITY. >>Reporter: CONSTRUCTION BEGAN ON THE NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AROUND A YEAR AGO AND THE BUILDING OFFICIALLY OPENED TO THE PUBLIC THIS WEEK. >>IT IS BASICALLY ABOUT THE FRUITION OF ABOUT A YEAR’S WORTH OF WORK. WE WORKED WITH THE CITY OF NISSWA AND THEY WERE EAGER TO HELP US REDEVELOPMENT THE CORNER.>>Reporter: THE BUILDING IS HOME TO A NEW BRANCH OF AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK AND HAS SPACE FOR THREE OTHER BUSINESSES. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BUILDING WILL BE ANOTHER BUSINESS, STONEHOUSE COFFEE WHICH WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH A DRIVE-THRU.>>WE DO HAVE LEASE SPACE UP IN THE UPPER LEVEL AND WE’RE CURRENTLY NEGOTIATING WITH A COUPLE OF FINANCIALLY RELATED TENANTS.>>Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE CITY OF NISSWA, THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS WILL BE A HUGE BENEFIT TO THE AREA. >>I THINK IT HELPS TO IMPROVE THE NUMBER OF AMENITIES WE HAVE IN TOWN. IT’S NICE TO HAVE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR THE VISITORS AND THE RESIDENTS TO USE AS WELL.>>Dennis: STORY. AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK IS PLANNING TO HOST A GRAND OPENING

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