Belfast Telegraph

Ex-bank should be sold quickly, says Bangor Chamber

77 Main Street is a landmark detached two-storey listed building
77 Main Street is a landmark detached two-storey listed building
Emma Deighan

By Emma Deighan

There has been a call to sell a second vacant bank building in Bangor town centre as soon as possible to drive more footfall into the town.

The former Danske Bank building on 77 Main Street has been put on the market for £375,000.

Dating back to 1780, the property is the second "iconic" building in the area to be in need of investment.

Next door a former Ulster Bank, occupying a Grade B1 listed building, has been sold but has yet to be occupied.

Geoff Thompson, president of Bangor Chamber of Commerce, told the Belfast Telegraph that while 75 Main Street has already been sold, it is up for rent with no takers as yet.

He said: "These buildings are old and were built to house banks so they would require significant investment.

"Bangor town centre is in the process of being regenerated and we're very keen to see the Danske Bank sold quickly and occupied quickly."

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He said he would like the new buyer to use the building to "draw people into the town".

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