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Posted: Wednesday, 30 April 2014 5:10PM

BB&T Building Will Find A New Purpose

As heard exclusively on the News Edge Tuesday, BB&T Bank has announced plans to close their main financial center at 10th and Virginia in downtown Hopkinsville at the end of business July 25th. The bank will re-open July 28th in a smaller space one block away, at 205 East 9th Street. In a customer letter, BB&T said only that the move was being made "after careful consideration," but in a news release Wednesday, BB&T Kentucky Region President Heath Campbell said that the move, combined with an expansion of the bank's office at 2933 Ft. Campbell Blvd., will allow them to better serve new and existing clients.

Earl Calhoun, with Calhoun Properties, will buy the bank's 40,000-square foot, four-story building on Virginia Street, with a closing date in late July to coincide with BB&T's move. Calhoun says the building will be converted to office space.

Christian County Historian William Turner says that will be a completely new direction for the building.

Calhoun says rumors of available office space have already generated interest, something he believes will be good for all downtown businesses.

BB&T will hold a ribbon cutting for the expansion of their Ft. Campbell Blvd. location on May 1 at 11 am.

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