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Salisbury Mayor Wants Old Mall Rubble Gone

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SALISBURY, Md.-Many people are calling the tall pile of rubble on Civic Avenue in Salisbury an eyesore and Mayor Jim Ireton said that it has to go.   

It was the sight of where the old Salisbury Mall used to be.  

The debris and rubble is a result of when the mall was demolished in 2008.

Ireton said that people are climbing this big pile of rubble even driving over on the top of it.
There is also weeds growing, trashing lying around and standing water.

"People in east Salisbury are sick of it, the people over in the Twilly Shopping Center are sick of it and I'm sick of it, so let's get it taken down," Ireton said.

The old mall belongs to Salisbury Mall Associates LLC.
 
James Sarbanes, who is the attorney representing the company, told WBOC that after the mall was torn down a new type of business was going to take its place.
 
Sarbanes said after that, the economy tanked and so did the owners' plans, leaving nothing but the rubble behind.

"It is kind of ugly I would say that," said Steven Smithm, who lives just across the street from where the sight is.

Smith said he thinks the tall mound paints a bad picture of his entire community.

"It's an eyesore and there is no point of it being here," Smith said. 

Just behind the tall mound is Jacqueline Keyes' hair salon.

Keyes said that if she's trying to attract a bigger customer base, the sight gets in the way of trying to make that happen.

"I think with the growth in Salisbury and especially the downtown area we are going to try and draw a better clientele to Salisbury and get more shopping going, but this just adds to the problems that we have," Keyes said.

Sarbanes said that the owners don't consider the rubble as just trash the way it has been portrayed.

He said the owners want to keep it on sight so that when development does happen again,  it can be used for that purpose.

A hearing between the city and the property owners is scheduled for sometime in September. 
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