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A full-sized basketball court; a Pantry Market to grab a bite to eat; a digital wall and scrolling message board; a coffee house; a gameroom; a bar and stage; stylish seating and meeting spaces; and even a purple 1974 VW Vanagon previously used as a working ice cream truck. It sounds like the perfect ingredients for a thriving lifestyle center, a modern-day college campus, or a popular entertainment district. But this list is a sampling of the unique amenities and features built into Vibrant Credit Union’s new headquarters in Moline. After having his staff work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vibrant President and CEO Matt McCombs knew it was essential to “create a space where people want to come back to work to. Two years folks have been home. The new space was one of the reasons they came back.” Adding to the project’s creativity and uniqueness is the fact that all these amenities – and more – were retrofitted into a vacant big box store off John Deere Expressway. The former Sam’s Club warehouse store, which closed in January 2018, now is home to the 90-year-old credit union whose roots trace to the Great Depression and a group of forward-thinking John Deere Harvester Works employees. “We didn’t want to build something new, and because of the economy, a number of large buildings were open,” Mr. McCombs said. “We wanted to reuse a space and have everyone on one level.” Opened in mid-March, work continues on the headquarters conversion including the buildout of a new Vibrant branch inside the main entrance, which the public will get its first look at in July. Once operational, Vibrant members will do their banking and interact with tellers remotely via the credit union’s vibrantLive technology as they do in all Vibrant’s branches. Thanks to the variety of workspaces – private and collaborative, as well as the flexibility to pick up a laptop and work anywhere in the new headquarters, he said “We’re about 90% back in the office.”