Heritage Community Bank, which has branches in Union, Marthasville and Chamois, recently purchased property at Eighth Street and Highway 47 in Washington.

PNC Bank currently occupies the space.

“We are interested in expanding our presence in Franklin County and eventually making our footprint in Washington,” said Bob Marquart, president/CEO. “As far as timing, we haven’t worked out anything, but we bought it for future growth.”

Marquart said the bank has no interest in the bank that already is on site, which remains in business.