Developers Seek to Change Parking Lot Where Salisbury's Park and - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Developers Seek to Change Parking Lot Where Salisbury's Park and Flea Market Held

Posted: Updated:
Chopper 16 aerial view of Salisbury Park & Flea" market. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16) Chopper 16 aerial view of Salisbury Park & Flea" market. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16)

SALISBURY, Md.- There are big plans to build on the downtown parking lot located at the corner of Route 13 and Church Street where the weekend flea market is held. 

Close to 100 vendors buy and sell items at the Park & Flea market. The lot is catching the eye of some big developers that want to change the property into commercial and residential mixed use. Salisbury City Mayor Jake Day told WBOC the city has received many unsolicited proposals for the property.

Vendors like Anita Austin has sold clothes and other items at the flea market for nearly 15 years. She said the flea market is a unique staple in the community. 

"You find stuff that you can't find in a regular store," Austin said.

"Park And Flea" Market manager Michael Day favors developing the land.

"It is an economic engine for downtown, but if they want to close this parking lot and put up a building that's fine with us," Day said.

Mayor Day said the process to develop the property will take several years and when the time comes the city will have a plan for the flea market. 

Michael Day said he's good with a move, but it will only be to another downtown location. Day said the flea market is a vital economic driver downtown, drawing thousands of people to spend money in the area every Saturday and Sunday. 

Mayor Day said when the process moves forward, the city will ensure the development of the property will fall in line with the Downtown Main Street Master Plan.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • UPDATED: Lewes Man Arrested for Kidnapping and Assault

    Lewes Man Wanted for Alleged Assault, Kidnapping

    07/19/2017 17:17:00 -04:002017-07-19 21:17:00 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-07-21 04:05:03 GMT
    Delaware State Police are searching for Michael H. Debarr of Lewes.Delaware State Police are searching for Michael H. Debarr of Lewes.
    UPDATED: Delaware State Police found and arrested the Lewes man wanted for kidnapping and assault from earlier this week on Thursday.More
    UPDATED: Delaware State Police found and arrested the Lewes man wanted for kidnapping and assault from earlier this week on Thursday.More
  • Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"

    Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:15:39 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:15:39 GMT
    Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"Ocean City Prepares For "College Beach Weekend"
    The town of Ocean City prepares for "College Beach Weekend". The three day event starts today and according to the events organizer, the town is expected to see an influx of about 40,000 college students.More
    The town of Ocean City prepares for "College Beach Weekend". The three day event starts today and according to the events organizer, the town is expected to see an influx of about 40,000 college students.More
  • Delaware State Fair Kicks Off Under Hot Temperatures

    Delaware State Fair Kicks Off Under Hot Temperatures

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:53:43 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:53:43 GMT
    HARRINGTON, Del. -- The Delaware State Fair kicked off on Thursday at the fairgrounds near Harrington as brutal temperatures and sunlight bared down on early visitors in the afternoon and early evening.The fair runs through July 29. It features a numberMore
    HARRINGTON, Del. -- The Delaware State Fair kicked off on Thursday at the fairgrounds near Harrington as brutal temperatures and sunlight bared down on early visitors in the afternoon and early evening.The fair runs through July 29. It features a numberMore
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • People of Cambridge Remember H. Rap Brown

    People of Cambridge Remember H. Rap Brown

    The streets are yours. Take 'em." Those were the words that came from H. Rap Brown - a 1960s civil rights activist.

    More

    The streets are yours. Take 'em." Those were the words that came from H. Rap Brown - a 1960s civil rights activist.

    More
  • Crowds Line Up For Seafood At Tawes Clam Bake

    Crowds Line Up For Seafood At Tawes Clam Bake

    Lines started forming early Wednesday afternoon at the 41st Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield.  WBOC's Nicole Lauren spoke to some seafood lovers taking in the sun and good food.

    More

    Lines started forming early Wednesday afternoon at the 41st Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield.  WBOC's Nicole Lauren spoke to some seafood lovers taking in the sun and good food.

    More
  • Cambridge Remembers 1967 Race Riot

    Cambridge Remembers 1967 Race Riot

     It's hard to believe Pine Street in Cambridge was once piled with burnt rock and debris.

    The Cambridge Race Riots of 1967 left 17 buildings destroyed and a community - scarred. Herschel Johnson was in his late twenties at the time and lived down the street.

    More

     It's hard to believe Pine Street in Cambridge was once piled with burnt rock and debris.

    The Cambridge Race Riots of 1967 left 17 buildings destroyed and a community - scarred. Herschel Johnson was in his late twenties at the time and lived down the street.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices