It’s taking no time at all for the renovated bank building at the corner of Main and Bank streets in New Milford to get back in the mix.

When Sept. 11 rolls around, “A Taste of Red, White and Brew,” a benefit wine tasting, will be held in what is now known as the United Bank building.

The event will be a fundraiser for the New Milford Bulls’ Pop Warner youth football and cheerleading program.

Renovations of the historic building, constructed soon after the Great Fire of 1902, are nearly complete. The project’s goal was to blend modern amenities with historic elegance.

Several events are already planned for the edifice, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For most of its life, the building had been used as a bank, including for much of that run as the old New Milford Savings Bank.

Webster was the most recent banking occupant.

Much of the building had been under-used in recent decades, and had fallen into disrepair.

Gary Goldring, owner of Village Green Investments, purchased the two-and-a-half-story building last fall for $650,000, and renovations began in January.

About half of the structure was transformed into an event venue, while more than 6,000 square feet on the second floor are reserved for office space.

Floor-to-ceiling windows were restored and new wooden floors were installed. Lighting was kept as original as possible.

“The space they’ve created is just absolutely amazing,” said Cheryl Bakewell, a principal with Bakewell & Mulhare, a local accounting firm that has signed a lease for office space in the building. “It’s really a great combination of modern features, while keeping the historic quality of the building.”

Meredith Cleary, who helped shepherd the renovation project for Village Green Investments, said the plan was to keep the building as original as possible, while updating the electrical and plumbing systems.

The first floor can be rented for birthday parties, fundraisers, weddings or other, more intimate events.

The ground floor includes a large ballroom and a mezzanine area overlooking a smaller cocktail room.

The basement was converted into his-and-her lounges for wedding parties, complete with a hair salon housed in an old vault. A bridal suite is on the second floor overlooking the Village Green.

At least two other vaults remain from the building’s former banking days, including one near the wedding space usable for wine tastings, photos or other activities.

“It was really important for us to keep the building as original as possible,” Cleary said. She noted the original mosaic flooring was found in the lobby after removing old carpeting. “But we also selected warm and neutral colors for the space so people who rent it out for functions could make it their own.

“We’re already getting inquiries from people who want to rent the space in 2016 and 2017,” Cleary said. “People really love what we’ve done.”

Work on the building was completed by Old Mill Builders, of Brookfield, and Newcastle Homes, of Warren.