HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you run a business or own property in Downtown Salisbury, officially known as the Downtown Municipal Service District (DMSD), you are one of our Stakeholders. If you are not certain that your business or property is located within the geographic area that defines the DMSD, click here to access an interactive map.
First, make sure to sign up for our newsletter! We send downtown business updates to your inbox each month and whenever the Downtown Board of Directors and staff need to inform you of important stakeholder topics. To be added to the stakeholders newsletter list, email the Interim Director/Downtown Events and Marketing Coordinator at Latoya.Price@DowntownSalisburyNC.gov or the Administrative Specialist at Meldrye@DowntownSalisburyNC.gov.
Second, request access to our private Facebook Group, as a communication tool exclusively for our Downtown Stakeholders, so you can share information and ask questions of your peers in the district. Third, follow Downtown Salisbury, NC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We can share your latest news, too, if you tag us by using the following in your social media posts: #downtownsalisburync and @downtownsalisburync
Lastly, network, discuss the hot topics and give feedback at our quarterly Stakeholders Meetings. These meetings will be located at various places of businesses throughout downtown that can accommodate 25-45 people. Let us know if you are interested in hosting!
Due to COVID19, all Stakeholder meetings are being held virtually. The registration link is shared through the Stakeholder newsletter.
2020 Stakeholders Meeting Dates: Jan. 22, April 22, July 22, Oct. 28 (4th Wednesday)
If you are new to Downtown or considering opening a business in the district, please make sure to review the City’s Permitting, Signage & other regulations here , as well as DMSD grants by clicking here for beautification, exterior and interior renovations specifically for downtown tenants and property owners. Please drop us a note so we can welcome you and help you take advantage of all of the benefits of being part of the Downtown community.
If you have any questions about the Downtown Salisbury, Inc. Board of Directors, joining one of our four (4) committees and various sub-committees, or if we can help in any way, we invite you to contact us.
| Economic Positioning/Vision: |
Downtown Salisbury is the authentic, historic center of arts, culture, and entertainment, the hub of technology, shopping and business,
and the center for urban living in Rowan County.
| Mission: |
Downtown Salisbury Inc. plans and promotes the enhancement of the central business district to encourage its continued growth as the economic,
governmental, social, and cultural center of Rowan County.
DOWNTOWN DOLLARS–Accept them, Give them!
Downtown Dollars are a type of currency, offered by Downtown Salisbury, Inc., that is specific to the downtown, matching cash dollar for dollar. Downtown Dollars can be used at any participating Downtown Salisbury restaurant, store, or spa! Downtown Dollars make the perfect gift. Individuals, corporations, civic groups, and anyone wanting to support “buying local” can purchase Downtown Dollars as gifts, rewards, or for any reason. They come in increments of $5
Where can I get Downtown Dollars?
You can purchase Downtown Dollars from the DSI office at City Hall, 217 S. Main St., Salisbury NC 28144. If you would like to order more than $20, please call 704-637-7814 at least two hours ahead of pickup.
How do I use Downtown Dollars?
Downtown Dollar vouchers can be used at any participating business in the place of cash and then are turned into DSI for a full cash exchange.
It is a simple process that connects DSI with our town’s merchants in an effort to promote the flow of money through the local economy with something simple and fun for the customer.
Are there limits on Downtown Dollars?
Downtown Dollars will have an expiration date depending upon the group or individual receiving this downtown specific monetary substitute. For example, if a group is visiting for a conference consisting of only a day or two, those dollars may be limited to the dates the attendees are in town. Other expiration dates could be three months, six months, but no longer than 1 year from issuance.
Downtown Dollars are non-refundable, non-transferable, and they cannot be reissued.
Businesses are NOT required to give change for Downtown Dollars. Despite how much is spent by the customer, the rest of the money goes to the merchant to ensure all revenue generated by Downtown Dollars stay local.
Who takes Downtown Dollars?
- Fine Frame Gallery
- Franks Fine Jewelry & Tax Service
- Kitchen Store
- Mambo Grill & Tapas
- Heart of Salisbury
- Salty Caper
- Growing Pains
- AnnaCraig Boutique
- Lora Belle Baby
- Salisbury Wine Shop
- Mean Mug
- Griffin’s Guitar
- Southern Sass Boutique
- Thread Shed Clothing Co.
- Timeless Wigs & Marvelous Things
- Sweet Meadow
- Salisbury Salon & Spa
- Ultimate Sports Apparel
- The Backcountry Peddler
- Lee Street Theatre
- Stitchin’ Post Gifts
- Pottery 101
- South Main Book Co.
- The Salisbury Emporium
- The Spice & Tea Exchange
- Go Burrito
How do busineses get reimbursed?
Businesses save the Downtown Dollars vouchers and turn them in to DSI at 217 S Main Street. DSI will process them and give the business a check. Note: We cut checks on the 15th and the end of the month, so it is possible that it could take two weeks to receive your check.
Business & Property Development Resources
- City Business Registry & Development Services “One-Stop Shop”
- Rowan County Inspections Department
- Rowan County Chamber of Commerce
- RCCC Small Business Center
- Self-Help Small Business Loans~New Salisbury location as of April 2020!~
- Rowan County Tourism &Visitors Bureau
- Rowan County Economic Development Commission
- NC Dept. of Commerce: Main Street & Rural Planning Center
- Economic Development Partnership of NC: Business Link NC
- NC SCORE Mentoring Chapters
- U.S. Small Business Administration