Not long after plans were released for the building that formerly housed Maytan Music Center, another medium-size project was announced today for the Heritage Bank Building, located at 1401 South Virginia Street.

The project will be mixed use, and feature two drive-through spaces. The developer, Blake Smith, who is also renovating the US Bank building on the corner of Virginia and Liberty, plans to expose the original exterior of the 1950s building at 1401 South Virginia Street.

Check out the rendering below.


This project joins the recently-annoucned 777 project at the former Maytan Music Center building, rendering shown below.

In addition, look for the following projects happening soon, recently opened or being announced soon around my neighborhood:

* Little House on Center Street opened, replacing Rose's Cafe and is receiving incredible Yelp reviews. Find them at 725 South Center Street.

* Jack Bacon and Company, a framing shop located at the terminus of California Cavenue at Virgnia Street, has closed, the building has been sold, and a salon is moving in from what I hear. This building has an incredibly rich history. Jack Bacon will be relocating to the old post office building at 50 South Virginia Street when it's complete! So, there's at one least confirmed tenant for the historic building that formrly housed our post office downtown.

* Jus opened earlier this month next to Batch and Great Full Gardens, and already several of my friends are addicted to their cleanse programs.

* Polyesther's Costume Boutique has doubled their retail floor space in a mini-renovation. That girl is on fire!

* Heard a rumor Chuy will be opening a deli in the Stick's Project, and the other remaining space might be a pasta restaurant?

* Speaking of the Sticks development, Two Chicks, a breakfast-and-lunch restaurant from the ladies who brought you GourMelt, is in interior-build-out stage.

* Brothers Barbecue is getting ready to open its doors. They have been operating out of their trailer unit for a while at 463 Roberts, but the main dining venue is nearly set to open.

* Men Wielding Fire will be expanding and relocating to a space with more, well, space, at South Virginia and Mount Rose streets, in the building where a country bar formerly was.

* Laughing Planet Cafe is getting set to open at 650 Tahoe St. They have eight Northwest locations and offer quick-service cafe-food in the form of tasty burritos, bowls, soups, salads, smoothies, juices and home-made cookies.

* Rock City Posters is getting buzz from major media all the way down in San Francisco...they have joined Midtown at 1286 S. Virginia St. Their grand opening is May 31st! Be sure to drop by and check them out. This is the region's very first and only all-music rock poster gallery that exhibits and sells new and vintage authentic original gig posters sourced directly from the artists who made them. Rock City Posters features exhibits, open retail shopping, signings, events and in-house framing open to the public year-round.