Kentucky bank preps Green Hills branch opening

Tennessee Commerce buyer also relocates Franklin office

The bank that in early 2012 bought Tennessee Commerce Bancorp has moved out of that company’s former headquarters into new Cool Springs space and is preparing to set up its second local office in Green Hills.

Republic Bank & Trust will open the doors to its new branch at 2034 Richard Jones Road next Monday. That building sits near Hillsboro Pike next to Men’s Wearhouse and had been on the market for $1.6 million. The bank spent more than $350,000 this summer to renovate the façade and interior of the structure.

“We are delighted to be expanding our service in the Nashville area with the opening of our second location,” said Republic Bank Chairman and CEO Steve Trager. “The new banking centers are part of our commitment to our clients and we look forward to growing in the community.”

Republic officials said early this year they planned to expand their local retail operation after digesting the Tennessee Commerce assets they took on 20 months ago. In addition to their Green Hills push, they today opened a new outpost in the Dover Centre on Seaboard that replaces the former Tennessee Commerce home office on Mallory Station Road.