Expanding in Twin Cities, Coulee Bank’s new Grand Avenue drive-through offers reptile zoo Friday – Twin Cities
It’s not everyday that a Wisconsin-based bank angling for a bigger presence in the Twin Cities celebrates the opening of its new Grand Avenue drive-through in St. Paul with a reptile petting zoo.
Coulee Bank, which held a ribbon-cutting for its larger new St. Paul location at 733 Grand Ave. on Tuesday, will keep the party going this week with customer appreciation events, including free paper shredding from Shred Right from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday. On Friday, the bank will host a free cook-out from 3 to 5 p.m. with ice cream from Grand Ole Creamery and a visit from the RAD Reptile and Amphibian Zoo.
“It’s a Wisconsin bank that is expanding in the Twin Cities metro,” said St. Paul City Council Member Jane Prince, who joined the bank board in February 2020. “They’ve been on Grand Avenue several years, and half of the bank’s 14 shareholders are in the St. Paul area.”
The new location — which sits across the street from their previous location — spans 6,500 square feet and includes a drive-through. The bank, which has been providing financial products and services for businesses and personal banking customers since 1961, has seven branches in the Twin Cities, Rochester and La Crosse, Wis., where it is headquartered.
The bank has also opened a new location in Minnetonka.