City of Salisbury begins downtown road construction

SALISBURY, N.C. (Friday, July 23, 2021) — City of Salisbury will begin nightly road construction, Monday, July 26, in downtown Salisbury in preparation for the Main Street resurfacing project in the fall. The project is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete.

Crews will saw cut and dig a 30-inch trench in order to place traffic signal conduit (pipe that house wiring) at various downtown intersections along Main and Innes Streets. The work will be done at night to minimize the disruption to downtown businesses during work hours, and allow a better flow of daytime traffic. Residents who live in the downtown area will experience some overnight construction noise.

The Downtown Main Street plan was approved by City Council in March. The plan was brought forth when NCDOT announced the upcoming road resurfacing plan. Once completed, the resurfacing project will reduce the four-lane Main Street to three lanes, include a protected left turn from Main to Innes Street, and provide enhanced parking at 45 degree angles from 30 degrees. The overall Downtown Main Street plan, once completed, is expected to provide enhanced pedestrian access and further beautify the downtown corridor.

Road closures will vary between full closures with detours or single lane closures. Signage will be posted. The project is weather permitting.

For more information, contact the City of Salisbury Engineering Department at 704-638-5200, visit salisburync.gov or email wbrin@salisburync.gov.

The City of Salisbury is located in the heart of the Piedmont region of North Carolina, midway between Charlotte and Greensboro. Salisbury is the county seat of Rowan County, and provides a full range of municipal services, including law enforcement, fire protection, zoning and code enforcement and water and sewer systems. For more information regarding the City of Salisbury and its services and departments, please visit us on the web at www.salisburync.gov. To receive updates regarding local initiatives, meetings, programs and events, please follow us on Twitter at @CitySalisburyNC and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CitySalisburyNC.

Main Spotlight: Announcing the 2021 Main Street America Designated Communities

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Announcing the 2021 Main Street America Designated Communities and 2020 Reinvestment Statistics

We are proud to announce that 883 Main Street programs across the country have earned Accredited status, Main Street America’s top level of recognition. This elite designation signifies a strong commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization, along with a track record of effectively applying the Main Street Approach™. We also applaud the 337 programs that have been designated as Main Street America Affiliates this year. These programs have created meaningful improvements in their communities and are on the pathway to achieving even more significant economic, physical, and organizational improvements in their downtowns.

Combined, these Accredited and Affiliate communities generated $4.14 billion in local reinvestment, helped open 4,356 net new businesses, generated 14,988 net new jobs, catalyzed the rehabilitation of 8,488 historic buildings, and clocked 983,702 volunteer hours in 2020. Learn more and celebrate the incredible work of the Main Street movement in this week’s Main Spotlight.


Downtown Salisbury, Inc. Announces Empire Hotel Redevelopment Request for Proposals

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Downtown Salisbury, Inc. (DSI) has released a request for proposals (RFP) to qualified developers to purchase and redevelop the historic Empire Hotel located in downtown Salisbury. The newly-established Empire Hotel Redevelopment Task Force will be responsible for reviewing the proposals received electronically by the deadline of 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2.

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A Boutique Full Of Love

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A boutique full of love, style and grace. A place for empowering women, and a home for the “Curvy Woman.” Tonyan Schoefield, a curvy woman who had a hard time finding clothes for many years, had a dream to design clothes, but couldn’t sew. She began looking for “Fashionable Fashion Forward” clothing for the curvy woman. As she looked and shopped for this specific style of clothing, it soon led to the existence of the Tonyan Grace Boutique.

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Downtown Doughnuts

Downtown Salisbury is proudly awaiting the debut of another upcoming store.

Amber Springer has been in and around Salisbury for years. She has been running The Dilly Dally studio downtown for about two and a half years now, but is expanding into a new venture. As an entrepreneur, she is excited to open a doughnut shop by the Moroney at 209 South Main Street.

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Lost & Found

Downtown Salisbury is full of unique stores and sights that ensure any visit will be special. Lost & Found is one store that is a hidden gem for Salisbury. Though located near the heart of downtown, the storefront does not face one of the main roads. Just around the corner from the two-hour parking lot off E. Innes between Main and Lee, it is easy to swing by during a day downtown, but unfortunately it can also be easily missed.

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