A busy corner through Waitsburg will soon offer travelers a reason to stop and recharge.

The former building at the junction of U.S. Highway 12 and state Route 124 has been demolished as new property owner Freedom Northwest Credit Union prepares for its newest outpost.

Details were first reported in The Times of Waitsburg and also discussed Tuesday during the Port of Columbia’s monthly Economic Development Steering Committee meeting.

The Kamiah, Idaho,-based credit union is on a building spree of sorts for what it refers to as “Freedom’s Outposts.”

The structures are community-friendly stops that provide a bike rack, bench, water dispenser, Wi-Fi, and charging station, along with an ATM that accepts deposits.

Nearly every part of banking can be conducted through the spot or via phone or email, credit union CEO Scott Garrett told The Times.

Waitsburg’s is one of several Outposts slated for communities throughout the region, reports say. In late June, a grand opening was held for an Outpost location in Grangeville, Idaho. Others are located in Clarkston and Colfax.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at 509-526-8321, vickihillhouse@wwub.com or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/VickiHillhouse.

Vicki covers business and economic development, including tourism, the Port of Walla Walla and the Strictly Business column, as well as features. She has been reporting for the Union-Bulletin since late 2001.

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