The closure of the Blockbuster Video at Eagle Rock and Colorado boulevards has left a big empty building at one of the neighborhood’s most prominent intersections. What’s going to replace the Blockbuster outlet, one of the many stores closed by the bankrupt chain, at the northwest corner? Another boutique, bistro or beer-making shop? Probably not. In the most recent e-mail newsletter from The Eagle Rock Assn., Bob Gotham, head of group, said the talk is the 6,200-square-foot building is being eyed by a bank:
Many years ago Security Pacific Bank was located in the building recently vacated by Blockbuster. Why not a bank again? Several folks have told me that Chase Bank will be occupying the building in the future. However, my contact in the public relations department of Chase Bank indicated that they are in the process of considering the location, but that no final decision has been made regarding a Chase Bank at the Blockbuster location.