That's because this local coffee house is housed in a former bank.
Renamed as The Bank Coffee House is housed in the former First National Bank which was granted a charter (no. 4940) in 1894.
It's not the first re-use of this depository. For several years, it was the site of a local pharmacy.
This stately brick and marble building has been in operation for 107 years. It still retains the original woodwork and vaults, one of which is used as an art gallery.
The Bank Coffee House is located is a designated historical district. This district includes dwellings, commercial buildings, churches and schools that are part of Onancock's 300-year history.
Onancock was an important port for the Virginia Eastern Shore and served as the commercial center for Accomack County throughout much of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. The town's buildings represent various styles such as Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Victorian Gothic, Craftsman/Bungalow and Colonial Revival.
Onancock, a short drive from our home in Onley, is a popular tourist destination during summer months because of its picturesque small-town charm.
Grenville enjoyed a favorite brunch item — everything bagel with cream cheese and lox.
Do you have a local eatery that once had a totally different usage?