Arvest Bank officials will break ground on their newest Fayetteville location at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20.
The new branch will replace a long vacant car dealership at the southwest corner of College Avenue and Township Street.
Preliminary site plans called for a 6,000-square-foot, six-lane drive-through bank that includes nearly 40 parking spaces on the 1.92-acre lot.
Arvest plans to close a nearby location at 1947 N. College Ave. once the new branch is open.
A crew with Tulsa-based Ark Wrecking Co. is working this week to demolish the existing building at the west end of the lot.
Here are a couple photos taken Tuesday afternoon.