Sorry to see that bank building go. Why don't strip malls just put parking in the back? I know parking lots off of streets mean more for the bottom line but the destruction to the urban landscape is immeasureable.
My theory? Builders feel clerks won't want to watch two doors, front and back. Can't prove this yet...I've seen some strip malls with rear parking that provide a corridor to the main entrance on the sidwalk, but these are rare.