Santiva Chronicle Staff Report
photos by SC Associate Publisher Chuck Larsen
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank will be moving Monday, Feb. 1, from its original branch on Library Way to its new main office at 2406 Periwinkle Way, the former SunTrust Bank building.
The new SCCB location features two-lane drive-thru, drive up ATM, board room, solar panels and an electric car changing station. It was designed by Architect Joyce Owens and Benchmark Construction handled the renovations.
“We are thrilled to open our new main office and offer a more convenient location for our customers,” said SCCB President & CEO Craig Albert.
In December 2019, Sanibel City Council unanimously voted to purchase the bank’s original Library Way branch at a cost of $1,899,176 for a new and better senior center.
Center4Life, the island’s senior center, shares a small space with the affordable housing organization Community Housing and Resources next to the original SCCB branch. But the Center4Life has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
SCCB Senior Vice President & Senior Loan Officer Kyle DeCicco called the bank’s original building becoming a new home for the senior center “one of the most rewarding things” about relocating. “The City of Sanibel can offer a larger gathering space for Sanibel seniors,” DeCicco said.
In September 2020, Council unanimously voted to move forward with relocating the Center4Life with a projected construction start date in early 2022.
SCCB was founded in 2003 with one location on Sanibel. Since then, it has steadily grown its presence with a second Sanibel location at 1037 Periwinkle Way and six off-island locations throughout Lee County. The bank has 100 employees, and more than 40 percent are current shareholders. Learn more at sancapbank.com.