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How Chateau Avalon’s owner transformed a former bank into this Mint condition

A former Bank of America building in Johnson County has been reimagined as an 18,000-square-foot bank-themed venue with a nod to the site’s rich financial history, said Steve Beaumont.

“For 50 years, this has been a financial institution on this corner,” said Beaumont, describing the in-the-works setting off 95th Street in Lenexa. “We knew we had the opportunity to offer a unique and memorable experience, integrating elements from the bank’s history into the new space.”

The Mint in Lenexa; rendering courtesy of Steve Beaumont

Construction at “The Mint” is expected to be complete in April — and reservations already are being taken, he added. 

Bank of America departed the 12345 W. 95th St. site in June 2023. Beaumont, who has held the property for 25 years, seized the opportunity to create the most unique event space in Johnson County and one of the biggest by square feet in the metro, he said. 

Its all-encompassing renovation includes the interior and the transformation of six drive-thru bank teller lanes on the west side into a second event space called The Benjamin Hall.

The Vault bar repurposes the former vault with 18-inch thick concrete and steel walls with gold lighting and several repurposed safety deposit boxes from the original bank. A 5,000-pound vault door will be used as the main entrance to the bar.

Crews spent days removing 2,500-pound concrete blocks to create a second door, showing guests how thick these walls are, noted Beaumont, who is also the owner of Chateau Avalon Hotel and ​​Avent Orangery in Kansas City.

Click here to explore The Mint.

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