Liberty Bank Building Grand Opening - Phil Eidenberg-Noppe


Earl Lancaster received a check for his relocated barbershop on the ground floor of the new Liberty Bank building on March 23, 2019.  The building, located a block east of the intersection of 23rd and Union in Seattle's Central District is a mixed use development that contains retail spaces for black-owned businesses such as Earl's Cuts and Styles with reduced cost housing for Seattle residents making 30-60% of the median income in the City.

The original building at the site was the location of the first black-owned bank west of the Mississippi which was founded in 1968, and the development aims to support and sustain black culture in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood.

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