A bank becomes a coffee shop. Well, I walked into this establishment for a quick meeting and I must admit, it was pretty cool. I got a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat and I sat down to watch the comings and goings of the operation. In the 20 minutes I was there I noticed moderate coffee customers, but I didn’t notice any bank customers. Not sure why, but I sure this will become the rage as more of us are looking for service and convenience. After all, who would have thought 10 years ago that a bank would open in a supermarket and have office hours on Sundays.
An article on BostonSF.com notes additional details of the new establishment at 129 Tremont St.:
The café features a full service coffee bar, LCD video walls incorporated into an all glass façade, and a warm and inviting ambiance. Venetian plaster, faux brick walls and a wood slat ceiling define the space. Polished concrete floors are intricately inlaid with an elliptical reclaimed wood floor product. The café offers music and Wi-Fi to customers, as well as information on Capital One services via multiple LCD displays throughout the space. All of this while hiding the inner workings of a fully functioning café in the background.