Workers are putting the finishing touches on the first businesses setting up operations at the Number 5 Commons complex on Binghamton's South Side.

The development is located at the intersection of the Vestal Parkway and South Washington Street.

Office tenants recently moved into the second floor of the historic city fire station that had been home to Number 5 restaurant for more than four decades.

A view from the second floor of the future Binghamton Peoples Security Bank & Trust office. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Peoples Security Bank & Trust plans to open its newly-constructed office just east of the former firehouse at 9 a.m. Monday. The bank is moving from an office on Main Street on Binghamton's West Side. That office is to permanently on Saturday.

A Mirabito convenience store adjacent to the bank is schedule to start operating on September 20. The store will feature a cafe and a drive-up window where customers will be able to order from a varied food menu.

Inside the soon-to-open Mirabito "Number 5 Commons" convenience store on September 10, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Developer Brett Pritchard said renovation work is continuing at a neighboring building on South Washington Street. That site was once home to La Tazza coffeehouse but it has been vacant for several years.

Pritchard said two tenants are committed to use the first floor of that building. He's working to line up tenants for space on the second floor.

Two historic South Washington Street buildings are being renovated for the "Number 5 Commons" project. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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