Beacon of light on Sixth Avenue: Renasant opening gives 'progressive' look to downtown

May 24—After two years of design and construction, the Renasant Gateway Decatur bank at Lee Street and Sixth Avenue is now complete, and officials hope its modern design will accelerate efforts to revitalize an entrance into the city.


This page requires Javascript.

Javascript is required for you to be able to read premium content. Please enable it in your browser settings.

kAm"xE :D 2 ?6H 56D:8? E92E C67=64ED H92E H6 9@A6 :D E96 ?6H 82E6H2J :?E@ E96 4:EJ[" D2:5 #6?2D2?E'D }@CE9H6DE s:G:D:@? !C6D:56?E %:> {@G6=246[ H9@ 25565 E92E 96 :D "=@G:?8 E96 ?6H =@42E:@?]"k^Am

kAm%96 3F:=5:?8[ H9:49 @A6?65 7@C @A6C2E:@?D |@?52J[ :D 2E "h $:IE9 pG6] }]t] @? E96 D@FE9 4@C?6C @7 {66 $EC66E }@CE962DE 2?5 $:IE9 pG6?F6[ 2E E96 D:E6 @7 E96 7@C>6C {F42CAC@G6 E96 2AA62C2?46 @7 E96 ?@CE96C? A@CE:@? @7 $:IE9 pG6?F6[ D2:5 r@F?4:=>2? zJ=6 !:6?E 2=@?8 E96 4@CC:5@C]k^Am

kAm"(6'C6 42==:?8 :E E96 82E6H2J[ 2D :E :D 2 82E6H2J :?E@ E96 4:EJ @7 s642EFC[" D2:5 #6?2D2?E'D s642EFC |2C@56C?:K:?8 s642EFC]"k^Am

kAmuFBF2 U2>Aj !2CE?6CD pC49:E64ED[ @7 wF?EDG:==6[ 56D:8?65 E96 3F:=5:?8] pC49:E64E y@6 uFBF2 D2:5 E96 32?D:ED 4=@D6 E@ E96 C@25 E@ >2:?8 3F:=5:?8 E@ 5@H?E@H? s642EFC]"k^Am

kAm%96 3F:=5:?8 E@@2=>@DE EH@ J62CD E@ 56D:8? 2?5 4@?DECF4E[ 244@C5:?8 E@ uFBF2[ H9@D6 4@>A2?J 2=D@ 56D:8?65 E96 r@@|FD6F> @7 }2EFC2= $4:6?46 @? {66 $EC66E 2E u@FCE9 pG6?F6 }@CE962DE]k^Am

kAm"r@@|FD6F> 92D 2? FA52E65 =@@249:?6D Wx%|DX] x%|D 2C6 =:6C2 2?5 E6=6A9@?6 7@C 4FDE@>6CD E@ :?E6C24E H:E9 D6CG:46 C6AC6D6?E2E:G6D 5FC:?8 DA64:7:65 9@FCD]k^Am

kAm"%96D6 >249:?6D H:== 92G6 $2EFC52J 32?6E9:?8 H6 92G6 ?6G6C 925 5@H?E@H?[" vC68@CJ D2:5]k^Am

kAm':D:E@C q@3 p==6? H2D A2DD:?8 E9C@F89 s642EFC 2?5 ?@E:465 E96 3F:=5:?8] w6 D2:5 96 ?@C>2==J =::==:@? AC@;64E :D 2:>65 2E C6G:E2=:K:?8 2 '\>:=6 4@CC:5@C 36EH66? E96 %6??6DD66 #:G6C 3C:586 2?5 s6=2?@ !2C@C6 =2?5D42A:?8[" !:6 H6 42? 86E 4@?DECF4E:@? 5@H?E@H? @C @? E96 $:IE9 pG6?F6 4@CC:5@C[ :E'D 2 A@D:E:G6 E9:?8]"k^Am

kAmrCJDE2= qC@H?[ AC6D:56?E 2?5 rt~ @7 E96 s642EFC\|@C82? r@F?EJ r92>36C @7 r@>>6C46[ D2:5 E96 DEC66ED42A6 677@CED H:== 36?67:E 7C@> E96 AC6D6?46 @7 E96 ?6H 32? D@>6 4@>>F?:EJ 8C@FAD E92E E96 4@CC:5@C :?E@ @FC 4:EJ ?66565 E@ 36 :>AC@G65[" qC@H? D2:5] "(6'G6 D66? 2 =@E @7 :>AC@G6>6?E 2=C625J[ 2?5 E96 #6?2D2?E v2E6H2J :?E@ s642EFC 3F:=5:?8 :D 2 9F86 A2CE @7 E92E]"k^Am

kAm%96 DEC66ED42A6 A=2? :D >2:E AC@46DD[" D2:5 s642EFC s6G6=@A>6?E s:C64E@C s2?6 $92H] "v@@5 ?6HDi (6'C6 86EE:?8 E@ E96 6?5 @7 E92E AC@46DD 2?5 2AAC@249:?8[ 9@A67F==J D@>6E:>6 D@@?[ DE2CE:?8 E@ =@@2E D@>6 AC@;64E 4@DE 6DE:>2E6D[" 96 D2:5]k^Am

kAm%96 32?H:== 36 @A6? |@?52J E9C@F89 uC:52J 7C@> h 2]>] E@ d A]>] %96 :?E6C24E:G6 4@>A@?6?E @7 x%|D H:== 36 @A6? g 2]>] E@ e A]>] 5FC:?8 E96 H66] E@ ' A]>] @? $2EFC52JD] %96J H:== 7F?4E:@? 2D p%|D 2E 2?J @E96C E:>6]k^Am

— or 256-340-2442. Instagram @katieeesteele