Fitzwater Street work begins; traffic affected

The long-awaited overhaul of the Fitzwater-West Main Street corridor is under way, including the emergency repair of an aging sewer line that collapsed the week before Thanksgiving. A temporary bypass was installed until the damaged section of pipe is replaced, said Rick Baldwin, an engineer with the city’s Department of Infrastructure and Development. Meanwhile, the […]

Back-in parking is worth a try for Downtown

Two weeks ago I was in the Canton section of Baltimore to see the Quebe Sisters, a Texas Swing band that I became enamored with during their performances at 2018’s National Folk Festival here. The Quebes were playing that evening at the old Patterson Park Theater. I had read a lot about Canton’s neighborhood renaissance, […]

Another Downtown mural wins wide acclaim

A freshly painted brick wall, one side of Delmarva Veteran Builders’ new home at 120 East Market St. in Downtown Salisbury, has been transformed into a work of public art. Delmarva Veteran Builders owner Chris Eccleston offered just one guideline for the mural he hired Brandon Bell and Deserea Martin to create that now graces […]

New name and owner, but same Olde Towne eatery

Olde Towne Cafe & Coffeehouse customers have been greeted by Vicente Hernandez’s broad grin since July 2018. He knows many of them by name, creating a sense of welcome among regular customers at the eatery on North Division Street in Downtown Salisbury. Hernandez, who found his way to Salisbury from the Washington, D.C., area, arrived […]

Downtown parking addition a likely ‘culture shock’

The intersection at Main and Division streets is undergoing significant changes that will alter the parking pattern and also make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. In between two curb bump-outs on the east side of North Division Street – one near the intersection and another closer to Route 50 – there will be 12 […]

Kuhn’s Jewelers making move to South Salisbury

Kuhn’s Jewelers, a Downtown Salisbury fixture for nearly a century, will be moving to Sea Gull Square during the Main Street construction project that threatens to interrupt the store’s busy Christmas season. About 50 percent of the store’s annual sales are in November and December, said owner Susan Purnell. “I think what’s happening Downtown is […]

One On One, Oct. 3, 2019: GG’s Meredith Mears

Merry Mears, Chief Development Officer for Gillis Gilkerson Inc., joins “One On One” to talk about living in the Salisbury community, and pursuing growth and development opportunities in a unique market.

Salisbury Rising 2019: Bret Davis transforming landmark structures

Two iconic buildings in Downtown Salisbury are getting much-needed makeovers thanks to a young and energetic team at Davis Strategic Development that is turning One Plaza East and the City Center into a couple of the city’s trendiest spots. One Plaza East – the former Wicomico Hotel – is about to get a Division Street […]

Salisbury Rising 2019: Revitalization continues

Salisbury will stay on its ambitious track of public works and redevelopment projects throughout the Downtown area, continuing with the Main Street revitalization, building a new Town Square and wrapping up the final elements of the Riverwalk. And private development projects, including some planned on city parking lots, will continue to reshape Salisbury’s core in […]

Salisbury Rising 2019: Powell Building a big project

The last truly large “to-be-developed” building in Downtown Salisbury is undergoing a renaissance that serves to symbolize the next stage of the city’s rising progress. Brad Gillis, and Chris and Joey Gilkerson – the Development Office leaders of Gillis Gilkerson – are injecting new life and imagining new purposes for the Powell Building, located on […]