MSU Federal Credit
is wasting no time on its plans to open a new branch inside a Downtown
building that once housed a landmark restaurant.
one month after announcing that it was planning to buy the building at
104 South Washington Avenue – former home of Dimitri’s Restaurant – the
credit union held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 19 to mark the
beginning of construction.
MSUFCU jumped at the chance to buy the
building because of its location, says April Clobes, vice president of
marketing and e-commerce.
“This provides us with a store-front
opportunity in a well-traveled intersection of the Downtown area,”
The new branch will open in early 2011, she said,
and will provide between 15 and 20 new jobs in the Lansing region.
Clobes says they’ll start hiring for the new positions within a month,
and the new employees will spend several months in training.
closed its doors in June after nearly 40 years in business. The
restaurant took up half of the roughly 14,000-square-foot building, but
MSUFCU will take up the entire building, Clobes says.
April Clobes, MSUFCU
Writer: Louise Knott Ahern