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Downtown Salisbury Main Street Project Begins Thursday

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E. Main Street sign in Downtown Salisbury.  (Photo: WBOC) E. Main Street sign in Downtown Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)
East Main Street in Downtown Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC) East Main Street in Downtown Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- A three phase facelift is coming to downtown Salisbury with the work officially kicking off on the project Thursday afternoon.

The Main Street Master Plan project begins Thursday afternoon with Phase Two.  The work will take place on East Main Street between Division Street and Route 13.  Along that stretch of Main Street, and right off it, you'll find two hair salons that have been establishing themselves in downtown over the last year.

Inside Extremities and Company's Kristina Lewis was hard at work Wednesday. She said she's in downtown Salisbury almost every day and believes it could use some improvements.

"I think it looks OK," Lewis said.  "I think it could use some fixing up and it's very dark when we get off at night."

Some fixing up is exactly what's in store for East Main Street when phase two of this project begins on Thursday.  The work includes replacing water mains and sewer drains, but also includes improvements to sidewalks, streetlights, and landscaping.

The other hair salon is Hair Candy and owner Angela Bozman is looking forward to the rejuvenation of downtown.

"I just want to see downtown revitalized.  There's a lot of potential down here.  So, I think it's a great idea," Bozman said.

All three of the phases will take some time to complete but once the project is finished, downtown business owners believe some of the empty store fronts will find new tenants.

"I'm thinking it will bring more businesses downtown because a lot of people come downtown.  So, hopefully people will see the nicer look and they'll want to open up stuff here," said Lewis.

Phase Two will officially kick off Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce.  Phase two of the Main Street Master Plan is expected to cost about $1.9 million to complete.

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