UTICA, N.Y. -- A historic Utica bank gets a major facelift as it positions itself for future expansion.
The Bank of Utica invested more than a million dollars to replace the building's exterior and improve its interior. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday night at the branch location on Genesee Street.
The renovations included replacing the exterior siding of the building and deconstructing multiple floors.
Bank officials say the upgrades will allow the company to continue its growth in the region.
"We've positioned ourselves, with many floors in the building to do build-outs in the future if future needs dictate, for instance, if we were to go into expansion modes," said Tom Sinnott, Bank of Utica President.
The bank was founded in 1927 and officials say it's the largest bank in the greater Utica and Oneida County area in terms of deposits.