01/08/2015: Columbia Bank Breaks Ground on New Lake City Branch

Lake City, FL – Columbia Bank held an official groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday afternoon at the site of their newest branch off of Highway 90 in the Lake City Commons shopping Plaza in front of Publix.  It was attended by the bank board of directors, bank staff, chamber members, local media and distinguished guests.

“Just a few years ago, Columbia Bank celebrated its centennial birthday. Being the third oldest bank in Florida, we have proven our ability to withstand the ups and downs of an ever changing economy. Columbia Bank’s success is due, in large part, to our loyal customers, dedicated staff, and committed shareholders. Today, we launch our vision for growth, and we invite you to come grow with us”, said Columbia Bank CEO K.C. Trowell.

The new branch will replace the one currently located at 1720 West Highway 90, and be one of four total locations serving the Columbia County area.  The new 6,000 square feet building will feature a drive up/free standing ATM, and three convenient drive thru lanes.  The branch will be equipped with the latest technologies in function and design for a superior customer experience.

Branch construction is expected to be complete by August 2016.  Construction partner is Scherer Construction.