Renovation has already begun at the historic D.O. Mills Bank Building at 629 J Street. Jist blocks away from our The K, The Bank will transform into a multi-use space while preserving its distinguished architecture.
Following in the footsteps of the recent trend to revitalize Sacramento’s Downtown corridor, the historic D.O. Mills Bank Building – sitting on the Northwest corner of 7th and J Streets – will be converted into a culinary concourse which will feature some of the regions diverse and creative talent. Patrons can meet and enjoy one of a kind food and beverage offerings at this unique destination.
The new space – rebranded simply as “The Bank” – will contain three levels and 30,000 square feet. Local chefs and eateries will be interwoven throughout the building’s renowned architecture. The bank’s original vaults, seen only by a priviledged few for decades, will now be open to the public as an underground taproom.
Sacramento residents are most familiar with the building’s grand main ballroom, which has served as an event center for more than 25 years, hosting everything from high school proms and weddings, to foreign dignitaries and sitting Presidents.
“The structure has had a strong functional purpose over the years and we view this remodel as the building’s next transition as part of Downtown Sacramento’s revival,” says spokesperson Patrick Harbison.
With an official address of 629 J Street, the building was erected in 1912 and expanded in 1926-1927. A private rooftop garden overlooking Downtown Sacramento was added in 1992. Its formation was the brainchild of D.O. Mills, a young New York bank employee who came to California to mine gold. Today the building represents the second oldest bank building West of the Mississippi River.
The Bank plans to officially open this summer.