DIXON – Dixon’s busiest intersection will be getting a little busier in the spring.
That is when Sauk Valley Bank will be opening its latest branch, at 224 N. Galena Ave. It will complete an intersection that now has McDonald’s, Snyder’s Pharmacy and Circle K.
Paige Toms, the bank's vice president and regional manager, is excited about the new location.
“Anybody in this community knows how busy this intersection is, so it really offers a lot of convenience,” Toms said.
Sauk Valley Bank currently has five branches in the area: three in Sterling, one in Rock Falls and one in Dixon, at 300 Walton Drive, near Walmart.
Brad Hunsberger of Dixon will be the architect for the new facility, while Brown Construction of Milledgeville is the lead contractor. They will be tasked with making the building, formerly a Cash Store, as functional and customer-friendly as possible.
“Right now, we’re looking at ways that we can re-configure the inside that will allow some flexibility,” Toms said. “Being a community bank, we always want to offer space for the community to use. We’re going to try and dedicate some meeting space, like if the community needed a space to meet, when we can meet again in person.”
A sign stating that the branch will be opening soon was put up Friday. By late spring, it should be ready to go.
“We are really excited to continue to be involved in the community,” Toms said. “We’ve got a great location near Walmart, but we feel this will really add value to the community, and we’re excited to be on this corner.”