Academy Bank looks to open in old Security Bank location in Fairway

A rendering of the proposed signage for the new Academy Bank location in Fairway.

A national bank with a network of locations inside Walmarts in Colorado, Florida, Arizona and the Kansas City area is poised to open a new location in a commercial building in Fairway in the coming months.

Academy Bank, which has its headquarters in downtown Kansas City, Mo., has applied for permits and signage to occupy the space at 4400 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway that was vacated by Security Bank in 2015.

Academy Bank has nine retail banking locations in the Kansas City area, all of them located within Walmarts.