Community mourns restaurateur Denny Mogan

Denny Mogan, who spent his career in the local hospitality industry and launched a highly successful restaurant in Downtown Salisbury, died Friday, Jan. 8, following a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Tributes to Mogan, 40, began appearing on Facebook soon after people learned of his […]

Kwanzaa celebration is Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Kwanzaa will be officially honored in a public ceremony in Downtown Salisbury on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., courtesy of local nonprofit group Salisbury Kwanzaa Club. Kwanzaa is a weeklong annual celebration created to honor African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. The cultural tradition focuses on seven key […]

One On One Dec. 17, 2020: Salisbury’s Laura Soper

Laura Soper, the city of Salisbury’s Business Development Director, talks about why it’s important to Shop Local, reviews the pandemic’s impact on local business and updates us on what’s new in Downtown Salisbury.

Downtown Salisbury tax incentives win city approval

A new program that offers tax incentives for Downtown apartment and hotel projects won unanimous approval from the Salisbury City Council on Monday. Horizon – or a Hotel Or Residential Incentive Zone — can stimulate new development by offering city property tax abatements that lower the amount of taxes owed for a specified period of […]

Salisbury Main Street project declared complete

After four years of construction dust, noise, street closures and general inconvenience, Salisbury officials celebrated the competition of the Main Street revitalization, including the reopening of the former Downtown Plaza. The work is “one of the biggest projects in Salisbury’s history and what I believe to be the single-most and transformative work to happen in […]

Special tax district sought for big-ticket developments

Salisbury officials are eyeing tax incentives for properties in the Downtown area to help spur development of apartment and hotel projects in the city’s core. Known as HORIZON – or a Hotel Or Residential Incentive Zone – it can stimulate new development by offering property tax abatements that lower the amount of taxes owed for […]

Significant restorations are under way Downtown

Downtown Salisbury will see the continuation of exciting development and redevelopment projects with trendy new apartments, retail spaces and a restaurant expansion. Among them is the long-awaited completion of the former Vernon Powell Shoes building on the Downtown Plaza that has had its upper floors converted to 20 apartments, some of which are expected to […]

Salisbury will update its rules on sidewalk dining

Salisbury City Council members agreed to advance a plan to update rules for outdoor restaurant seating which has allowed operators of some eateries to stay in business during the Covid-19 pandemic. Several Downtown restaurants, including Mojo’s, Mogan’s Oyster House and Roadie Joe’s, have opened or expanded existing outdoor seating since they were allowed to reopen […]

Salisbury’s West Main Street open for Downtown traffic

A four-year makeover project for West Main Street is close to wrapping up with traffic now flowing all the way from Mill Street to Route 13 after the section once known as the Downtown Plaza was reopened. “It’s open — with an asterisk,” said Amanda Pollack, Salisbury’s Director of Infrastructure and Development. “It’s still a […]

Salisbury roundabout dedication is Thursday

The roundabout at the intersection of Riverside Drive, West Carroll Street and Mill Street in Downtown Salisbury has been completed and is open to traffic. The hope is the circle will help to alleviate traffic congestion in the area. There will be some occasional lane closures today, July 28, to allow for the installation of […]