1st Capital Bank Moves Corporate Headquarters

SALINAS – 1st Capital Bank announces the move of its corporate headquarters and the opening of its City Center Branch. 1st Capital Bank first shared its plans to move its corporate headquarters to the Taylor Building in Salinas City Center in August 2016. The move was completed May 1, just weeks after the Bank celebrated its 10-year anniversary.

“After all these years, we are here,” said 1st Capital Bank President and CEO Tom Meyer. “This is where we want to be. This is where we should be, and this is where we were meant to be.”

As the largest community bank in Monterey County, 1st Capital Bank was looking for a new location for its corporate headquarters that would be visible and accessible to the economic needs of the community.

“The Taylor Building was a clear and natural choice,” Meyer said. “It is at the heart of Salinas City Center and the downtown revitalization project.”

1st Capital Bank joins more than a dozen new businesses that have opened its doors in downtown Salinas following the Taylor Building’s opening in 2015. The building serves as the headquarters for Taylor Farms and 1st Capital Bank as well as a storefront for several other businesses.

“We appreciate the financial investment and the superb quality of the building constructed by Bruce Taylor in the City Center, but more importantly, we appreciate the long-term vision for Salinas expressed by Bruce,” Meyer said. “We share that vision and want to enhance the financial well-being of the businesses in Salinas.”

The Bank now occupies 6,300 square feet on the first floor of the Taylor Building. The new space features a modern design, orchestrated by Wald, Ruhnke, and Dost Architects, LLP in Monterey and furnished by PBI Interiors in Salinas. Special attention was made designing collaborative workspaces and a healthy work environment, including ergonomic sit-stand desks that raise and lower so that employees can choose how they work.

“We are seeing more and more companies designing offices that give employees greater choices and flexibility,” said Misato Eddy, interior designer with Wald, Ruhnke and Dost Architects. “It’s great to see the employees’ excitement to work in an office that makes them happier, healthier and more connected as a team.”

The new location includes a small bank branch where customers can conduct typical banking transactions and open new accounts. The branch, which the Bank calls its City Center Branch, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bank’s branch at 1097 South Main will remain open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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