I just drove by the Belmont/Abrams intersection that will soon host Dallas’ 500th Wachovia bank (just kidding on the number, but it does seem like they’re everywhere); the construction trailer is sitting on the site and the bulldozer is pushing dirt around. Looks like they’re getting serious about getting going. As Kris Scott pointed out here several months ago, the "historic" gas station that we rallied around to save when Wachovia bought the land looks pretty lame just sitting out there by itself. If Wachovia can build a modern banking facility around that building and still make the station somehow seem even more historic than it actually is, more power to them. I would guess that, with dirt being pushed around now, the bank would probably be opening in 120-150 days. By the way, does anyone know the history of the gas station?
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