Gov. Dave Heineman will kick off the official groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for Nebraskaland National Bank's new building.
Heineman will speak at 10:15 a.m. A complimentary lunch will be served after the ceremony, until 1 p.m., bank spokeswoman Danielle Nichols said.
The new headquarters will be between Jeffers & Dewey and Leota & Francis streets.
The public is invited to register for prizes by picking up a Golden Ticket at any NLNB location and bringing it to the event. On-site parking will be available with entry on the west side of the new property.
The bank plans to build a new main bank building on that block, with drive-up lanes, ample parking, as well as trees and shrubs (greenspace) to beautify the area. Construction is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2012 with completion in late 2013, bank president Mike Jacobson has said.
Nebraskaland National Bank bought the property from August-December 2011, aquiring four lots for approximately $4 million each. The bank capped the deal by buying the lot occupied by Modern Muffler and The Oil Exchange.
In a related deal, Modern Muffler owner Gary Jones bought the old Royal Colonial Inn at Leota and Jeffers. Jones is buidling a new state-of-the-art car wash, lube and tire service station there, which is anticipated to open toward the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Modern Muffler and the Oil Exchange continue to operate at its current location.