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Potential Plans for Old Salisbury Fire Dept. Headquarters

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SALISBURY, Md. - The new owners of the old Salisbury Fire Department Headquarters in downtown Salisbury have laid out their plans for the building in a video posted to Youtube.

"We're in the midst of a redevelopment of the property.  Specifically, what we want to do is a community space where community events can he held as well as a banquet hall if need be.  But first and foremost, to be a music venue," said co-owner of the property, Joey Gilkerson in the Youtube video.

It would be turning the old firehouse into something new again.  Something that could potentially be a draw for Salisbury.  Thomas Timlin is a Salisbury resident and said a music venue is exactly what the downtown needs.

"Seems like Salisbury is lacking in that.  You know, I've been a part of the music scene for some years now and the last six years have been dead.  There's not been much going on," said Timlin.

However, not everyone was on board with the musical idea.  WBOC spoke with several people downtown who expressed concerns over noise and crowds, particularly at night being so close to the street.  But, those in favor of the plan said if things can be kept relatively low-key, it could be a good idea and a great place for the area youth to spend time.

"You know, just keep everything under control and not a big rowdy scene, it would be good for me," said James Schnepel of Salisbury.

"When I was younger and there was nothing to do, I would go looking for trouble.  And that's kind of why I feel so strongly about it," said Timlin.

In the online video, Gilkerson also discussed the possibility of turning the second floor of the building into a space for new entrepreneurs in Salisbury.

You can watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrxfQEqJO-0

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