It took 50 years for the Glendale City Employees Federal Credit Union to emerge from the basement of City Hall. Now, only a few years after moving into an office building at Wilson Avenue and Isabel Street, the organization is building its own digs.
Over the last two weeks, demolition crews have wiped out the building that was formerly The Catch restaurant, and prior to that the Grinder, at Wilson and Jackson streets. The site has been idle for at least three years.
Next week the credit union, which provides banking and loan services to city employees and their families, will break ground on a new 3,800-square-foot building on the property.
“This has been a dream of mine,” credit union Chief Executive Shirley Tapp said. “For several years now, we have been looking for property and I can see that spot right out my window. I knew that would be the ideal location for us because it is near all the city employees.”