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Public meeting on Aug. 27 on future of bank building

The public will have an opportunity to provide input on the future of the old bank building on Main Street, Gloucester, that was recently purchased by the Gloucester Revolving Loan Fund. The meeting is scheduled for Aug. 27 from 5-7 p.m. in the colonial courthouse.

The Gloucester Revolving Loan Fund announced recently that it purchased the 10,500-square-foot century-old building, which most recently housed SunTrust bank, for $600,000. In partnership with the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust, the Fund will launch a feasibility study on the building’s renovation. The study is supported by a $25,000 grant from Virginia Main Street.

“Engaging the community on this project is an important element of this study,” said Jenny Crittenden, executive director of the MSPT. “That is the purpose of this visioning event.”

She said the groups have developed material that outlines the history and possible uses of the property. The community will have the chance...

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