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Once a Giant  by Robert  Buehner

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The historic and immensely decorated walls of the once big and prosperous financial institution known as Ameritrust. The company was formerly associated with the moniker The Cleveland Trust Company. The bank got so big and profitable in the 70’s and early 80’s, that it was touted that they would establish a 1000+ footer skyscraper on Public Square to compete with then rival bank (Society Bank) that had just built the brand spanking new 948 foot Society Center on the North East Quadrant perimeter of Public Square. However, in the ensuing years before the project got underway, Society bought out Trust and then to add insult to injury, Society was bought out by Key Bank of Albany, New York. National City Bank of Cleveland had made a bid to Trust, but this never materialized.
Incidentally, Key Bank, which relocated its headquarters to the much more banking friendly, centrally located prominent financial haven of Cleveland per the merger with Society agreement, is currently the biggest bank in Cleveland. This is based on accounts, deposits, and business investors.

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