October 9, 2010
Uptown National Bank (Bridgeview Bank)
Although our accounts at Chase and Bank of America are far more convenient with their hundreds of ATM locations, we opened our business accounts at Bridgeview Bank to support a small local bank and to have an excuse to do business in a fabulous vintage Uptown building (which recently starred in Johnny Depp's movie Public Enemies). I even rented my first safety deposit box from them! I love Bridgeview, because they always recognize us when we're there; the service is very, very personal.
The bank has undergone a number of name changes over the years, known as Sheridan Trust to some generations, and Uptown National to others. Here is an old advertisement from when the Uptown Safe Deposit Company was affiliated with the bank. The door to the vault looks the same today.