Bank Independent celebrates Huntsville’s “225 Holmes Avenue” grand opening
Bank Independent and Prince Holdings celebrated the opening of 225 Holmes Avenue with an open house and ribbon cutting on Tuesday. The building is anchored by Bank Independent’s Madison County headquarters with the Downtown Huntsville Sales Office on the ground floor and commercial offices on the fifth floor.
“Bank Independent is proud to be a part of the Rocket City’s growth. Huntsville has outstanding, world class public/private leadership that is a shining example for all communities across the country,” Bank Independent President, Macke Mauldin said. “We have been part of the Downtown Huntsville community since 2014, and we are excited to demonstrate our continued commitment to Madison County with the opening of 225 Holmes Avenue.”
Located in Downtown Huntsville, 225 Holmes is a brand new five-story mixed-use development project in the heart of the city’s business district. This property is situated within walking distance of numerous restaurants, retail, offices, and hotels, as well as across the street from a six-story city parking deck. The office building offers over 77,000 square feet of much needed Class A office space and ground floor retail opportunity. Nola VanPeursem Architects served as the architectural firm while Robins & Morton was the lead contractor.
The Bank’s management team and branch staff joined Tim Singleton, Bank Independent Eastern Area President and Huntsville City President DeMarco McClain, in welcoming visitors and showing them around the newly completed facility.
“We are so grateful for the friends who took a chance on Bank Independent when we came to this area in 2014,” Singleton said. “It’s only with their support that we are able to be opening our new business home. The building itself is just an opportunity to better serve our community.”
“Since day one, Bank Independent has shared a desire to be a great community partner for Madison County,” McClain said. “Whether it’s supporting a small business, working alongside community organizations, or collaborating with our many non-profit partners, we are equally committed to each because we know that is what it takes to live out the Bank’s values.”
Part of the first floor as well as all the second, third and fourth floors are available for lease through Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate. The first floor has two spaces available that can be combined into one 5,512 square foot space. The second floor has 14,612 square feet available while the third floor has 14,589 and the fourth floor has 14,522.
“Bank Independent exists to make a positive difference in people’s lives. In the lives of our team members, in the lives of our customers and in the lives of our communities” Bank Independent CEO, Rick Wardlaw said. “We’ve announced several brick-and-mortar investments in the last few months. While they are very important to support our growth, the most important investment we have been making for the past 75 years is in our team members. 225 Holmes is one of those many investments and a symbol of our commitment to the Huntsville Community.”
Those in attendance were treated to food from two restaurants across the street from 225 Holmes. The Bakingtist provided Barbeque Brisket and Conecuh, Cheddar and Jalapeno Klobasnek as well as Italian Focaccia Finger Sandwiches, Mini Baked and Filled Doughnuts and Gooey Groundbreaker Cookie Bites. Catch 25 offered BBQ Pineapple Meatballs, Tomato Bruchetta, Crab Cake Bites, Cucumber Bill Bites and Chicken and Veggie Skewers.
About Bank Independent
Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 31 traditional Sales Offices across North Alabama, an on-campus Deshler Tiger Branch, and the Digital Sales Office, we’re committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products, and creating an overall excellent experience for each and every customer. As a local community bank, we believe in building relationships that run deep and last. All our team members reside in our local communities and believe in giving back through volunteering. To become part of a bank that makes a positive difference in people’s lives, visit us at bibank.com.
About Prince Holdings
Prince Holdings is a local, family owned and operated asset management firm with a strong emphasis on community reinvestment projects.