This entry refers to a departed business — a business that has closed or left town. Information here is mostly for historical reference.


Gavilan Bank listed in an old phone book.

Former Location
601 Bay Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010
9119 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95001
Former Owners
Gavilan Bank
Business Lifespan
Santa Cruz: 1973-1981

Started in 1972, in Gilroy, California, Gavilan Bank had seven branches. Two of the branches were in Santa Cruz County. The Capitola location was first. The name "Gavilan" means hawk in Spanish. It was likely named for the Gavilan Mountains. In 1981 Gavilan Bank was acquired by First Interstate Bank.

You can see a former branch of Gavilan as it looks in 2012 at Former Bank Buildings.

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