Blockbuster remodel transforms Omaha video store into a bank
A former Hollywood Video store in Omaha, Neb., was renovated and repurposed as the SAC Federal Credit Union, Ames Branch. Architects at Leo A Daly transformed the outdated 5,000-sf retail space into a modern facility by wrapping the exterior in poplar siding and adding a new glass storefront that floods the interior with natural light. Parts of the original store’s interior were co-opted for drive-up use, so the bank’s finished space totals 2,800 sf. Inside, designers exposed the ceilings for added volume and decked out the lobby with an Internet kiosk, lounge seating, and coffee bar. Interior climate zones are regulated by a variable refrigerant-flow heat pump system. Local firm F&B Constructors served as contractor.