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Banking Unusual is coming to beautiful Downtown Lawrence, Kansas!! And it’s being kicked off with a free concert by The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Peoples Bank announced plans for their newest location at 8th and New Hampshire in the former Marketplace building. The remodeled building will be called Peoples Place, with tenants Peoples Bank and Lawrence’s newest Sandbar Sub.

“We very excited to have a location in downtown Lawrence. It’s the true heartbeat and energy of our city and we believe Banking Unusual is a perfect fit downtown.” said Maley Wilkins, EVP-Director of Retail Banking.

Peoples will present a free outdoor concert featuring The Fabulous Thunderbirds Saturday, August 10th on the corner of 8th and New Hampshire to celebrate both the bank’s entry to downtown and the Sandbar Birthday Party. The Thunderbirds, from Austin, Texas, have several hits including “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”. Special musical guests, Cowboy Indian Bear will open the show.

Commenting on Sandbar Sub’s new location, Scott Zaremba, Sandbar CEO said, “We’re ready to open our first full scale Sandbar Sub restaurant. What better place than downtown Lawrence? It’s our World Headquarters and we’ll continue our tradition of making the best sub sandwiches in town.” Peach Madl, owner of The Sandbar said the block party was part of a long tradition of outdoor events celebrating the Sandbar’s birthday. “The Sandbar knows how to party and we think this year’s birthday blast will be the biggest ever. It’s a great band, a great location and we invite everyone to find out more and join us August 10th. It’s a free show but there will also be special VIP and Sandbar Beer Garden tickets available for purchase as well.” For more event-specific information go to:

Current plans call for the new Peoples location to be open by mid-August. This will be the fourth Peoples Bank location in Lawrence, the others being at 6th and Wakarusa, 31st and Iowa and 23rd and Harper. Peoples offers banking, mortgage and wealth management services at locations across northeast Kansas and northern New Mexico. The bank also has mortgage-only operations in Maryland, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona and California.

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