It remains one of Kilmarnock's old favourites and while the businesses may have changed the buildings in this part of the town remain fundamentally as they were having escaped the excesses of seventies redevelopment felt in some other parts of the town. The street sits along the banks of the Kilmarnock Water - hence the street name - and the rear and basements of many of the old buildings site overlook the river.
The cobble streets were relaid along with the introduction of street furniture and quirky art but some of the business names in Bank Street have been their forever - The Coffee Shop, Tonis, The Goldberry - and others have taken over other Kilmarnock landmarks with the old premises of the Bank of Scotland and Wisharts Furniture shop being transformed into large bar restaurants.
Bank Street remains a dynamic retail area and sitting in the shadow of the Laigh Kirk it really is a great wee street to spend some time in with a range of independent shops, cafes and services as well as a few well known bigger brands. Many of the businesses in Bank Street work together offering joint discounts and offers - drop in and ask them about it.
It is worth stating at this point that the Bank Street Gallery below shows photographs taken during the lockdown and will be updated as businesses slowly reopen.
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