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Bank & Bar

A bank that doubles as full bar
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Since banks close around four o'clock with most staff is gone by 4:30 each day I would contend that the facility is under utilizied. Also, since most bars open around 4:00 for happy hour this new coupling makes perfect sense.

Therefore, I suggest the addition of a full service bar along the teller line (which pretty much resembles a bar--minus the queue lines) In this way the bank partnering with a local entreprenuer or francise could defray the cost associated with the upkeep of the building by renting it out in the evening for social beer drinking.

Better yet, the bank could stay open so that you could finally do some business. Just imagine, "I would like $50 cash back and a Molson Golden in chilled mug." Overdraft would take on an entirely new meaning. Your statements would now read as: Account balance: $4,235.34 or 3,852 beers.

Monty6, Jun 15 2004

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       How much is my account balance in dry Martinis?   

       You get a (+) for the attempt to cut back on space required for stupid business buildings. (Not that CEOs would listen.)
kbecker, Jun 16 2004
  

       I don't know about this...I don't like the idea of someone who's far beyond drunk being ten feet away from a teller and not being able to make clear decisions. Someone could easily drain their bank account of money because they're not capable of thinking clearly. [-]
Pocketassreturn, Jun 16 2004
  

       Seeing as so many london pubs are in repurposed bank buildings anyway - they might as well be working banks in the day. +
iivix, Jun 16 2004
  

       Imagines teller trying to serve a pint of golden nectre through the security hatch.
skinflaps, Jun 16 2004
  

       This establishment might discourage bank robbers. What sane villain would enter and risk confrontation with customers augmented with alcohol induced bravado?
cromagnon, Jun 16 2004
  

       [contracts] Are you proposing a combination bank and crack house?   

       I like the idea, Monty6. Welcome to the bakery. (WTAGIPBAN)   

       Can we have some cool James Bond style rotating walls and such to swap out the furnishings at bank closing time?
krelnik, Jun 16 2004
  

       [+] so long as the pint glasses aren't on wee chains like the pens. grrrr.
etherman, Jun 16 2004
  

       i'm guessing if they where on chains they would be just too short to get to the bar, or lift to your mouth without stooping.
engineer1, Jun 16 2004
  

       many of the bars in Dublin have an ATM machine in them.
xenzag, Feb 24 2007
  
      
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