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 The new Washington Mutual Bank branch on Greenville Avenue never opened its doors. And Monday, a wrecking crew was busy tearing down the mint-perfect building. Constructed near the popular Central Market grocery store, the 3,500-square-foot branch bank building was finished more than a year ago, just in time for Washington Mutual to go kaput. The company was the country's largest thrift when it failed in 2008 and was taken over by JPMorgan Chase & Co. The bank never moved in. Real estate agent Leland Burk finally signed a new restaurant after a year of looking for a tenant for the high-profile site. As part of the deal, the new branch bank has to go. "We leased it to a new restaurant called Raising Cane's," Burk said. "Now it's a million-dollar building coming down." Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, a fast-food chain, is expanding in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and had no need for the bank drive-in, vaults and such.

Brand-new WaMu building in North Dallas razed


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