Centre at Salisbury


The access ramp on southbound Route 13 near the Centre at Salisbury will reopen on Monday.

It’s been closed since July forcing travelers to detour east of Naylor Mill Road exit in order to travel south on Route 13.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the closure was required to rehabilitate the bridge on the eastbound side of the bypass that crosses Route 13.

Meanwhile, there will be a temporary median crossover for work on the southbound bridges north of Route 50 near the Norfolk Southern Railroad overpass, Old Ocean City Road and Ocean Gateway.

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A new store is coming to the Centre at Salisbury.

H&M said it will take over around 21-thousand square feet and will be the 11th store that it has opened in Maryland.

The fashion store will employ around 30 people and should be open by the fall of this year.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it is not clear where the store will be located in the mall but that with the square footage it is a good candidate for the old J.C. Penney space.

The paper reports that the closest store currently is in Annapolis.


The Centre at Salisbury will have a new tenet.

HomeGoods will be moving into the spot left vacant when J.C. Penney moved out of the mall in 2014.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it will take up around a quarter of the floor space or 21.600 square feet.

The rest will be available for future tenants.

HomeGoods would also not be connected to the inside of the mall as is the case for the Regal Theaters and the Men’s Wearhouse.

The façade will look substantially different with three signs and three entrances.

Don Rush

Mayor Jake Day is getting into efforts to bring a Cracker Barrel to the Centre at Salisbury.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that he wants to meet with Centre officials and a mall anchor store that has been keeping the restaurant chain out of the mall.

Day told the Daily Times that the delay is only “a snag”.

The Cracker Barrel got the okay from local government officials for the location.

The paper reports there had been efforts six years ago to put the restaurant at the old Zia’s site near the mall but that did not materialize.

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The Macy’s store in the Centre at Salisbury will be spared after the chain released a list of closures.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that stores in Hagerstown, Maryland along with ones in Hampton and Norfolk Virginia will be shutting their doors.

The paper reports that 36 stores will be gone by early this year.

Another 4 were shuttered last year.

The company said that the decision is based on closing those stores that are no longer productive and no longer shopping destinations.

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Salisbury’s northern landscape is changing again.

This time work crews are now pushing ahead with the construction of a Chipotle Mexican Grill and a Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant on the site of the old Zia’s Italian Grill.

The two restaurants will spread out over 54-hundred square feet near Gander Mountain.

The two restaurants will join other major chains along North Salisbury Boulevard such as the Rod Lobster, the Olive Garden as well as Starbucks and Arby’s.

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Plans for a Cracker Barrel got past another hurdle.

The Wicomico County Planning and Zoning Commission said yes to the restaurant that would be located in the Centre at Salisbury.

In addition, Five Guys and Chipotle restaurants also got approval to move into the old Gander Mountain site in northern Salisbury.

Rumors have been flying for weeks that the Cracker Barrel would be coming to the Crossroads of Delmarva.

Earlier this month Salisbury Director of Planning and Zoning Jack Lenox confirmed that the restaurants were developing plans for Route 13 locations.

Don Rush

There were more disturbances at the Centre at Salisbury mall over the weekend.

Two females began fighting around 8 p.m. on Saturday that drew some spectators.

It was quickly dealt with by the Salisbury Police Department and the mall security.

No injuries or arrests were reported.

There was a second incident about an hour and a half later that involved a bus from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Too many people tried to ride the bus back to campus and caused some to become upset.

Don Rush

There were two arrests at the Centre at Salisbury this week.

Salisbury police took two youths into custody and charged them with disorderly conduct.

Authorities have not released the names of the two. 

The incident occurred at around 8:40 p.m.

The police tweeted out a report saying that officers were on scene Saturday at the mall and that security was escorting a group out of the facility.

Within ten minutes another police tweet said that the situation was back to normal.

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More details are emerging from the bomb threat that shutdown the Centre at Salisbury mall on Friday beginning around 10:30 a.m.  

Authorities say the caller who made the bomb threat was a man with a Middle Eastern Accent.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that police say the cell phone that was used was activated shortly before the threat was received by the Sussex County 911 Center and then immediately turned off.

After an eight hour search police found no evidence of an explosive device.