December 06, 2014

Commercial Opportunities Abound in Salisbury, North Carolina!

Now is the time to take advantage of the commercial opportunities in historic Downtown Salisbury, NC!

The ca. 1882 Bernhardt Hardware Building

If you've driven down North Main Street in Salisbury, North Carolina lately . . . you can't miss the hustle and bustle that's going on in the 100 block ~ where massive renovations are full-speed-ahead on the historic circa 1882 Bernhardt Hardware Building!  Salisbury City Council just unanimously approved incentive grants for the renovation of the Bernhardt Building on N. Main Street. 

The structure, formerly home to Bernhardt Hardware, is being re-developed for commercial and residential use by Calm Holdings LLC. The grants total $148,155 and will go toward renovation of the building, water and sewer infrastructure and fire-suppression utilities. Once renovated, plans call for the 16,000-square-foot building to have six apartments in the upper level and 7,000+ square feet of commercial space on the first floor. 


Realtor® Greg Rapp sold this important property to Calm Holdings to kick-start this vibrant downtown revitalization. You can contact Greg at (704) 213-6846 to learn more about the available commercial spaces (some are already claimed!) or the residential units above! 


And there are more valuable opportunities in Downtown Salisbury . . . and with the Bernhardt Hardware Building on fast track to completion, these opportunities will be ever more popular!

The ca. 1902 Washington Building


The fabulous Washington Building, directly across from the Bernhardt Hardware renovations, is for sale!  This incredible building must be seen to be believed! The Washington Building at 118 North Main Street was built in 1902 in a Richardsonian Romanesque style, finished with rough-cut granite stones, and boasting beautiful rounded arched windows and a Spanish Mission style element in the shaped gable at the roof line.  

This 3-story, 20,000+ square foot building, with retail space on its street level and office/meeting rooms above, retains many of its original circa 1902 features, such as the imposing grand wood staircase, original doors with transom windows, original light fixtures, and plenty more. The amount of stained and finished, intact original woodwork on this floor is astounding. Meeting rooms and offices alike feature large double-hung windows with broad decorative transoms and deep wood sills and casings, and stained wood baseboard molding. The pebble glass transomed windows and fine woodwork is completely in tact. 

And when you're ready to be completely blown away by the Washington Building's features...visit the 3rd floor...with two large front rooms that face Main Street, and feature the two immense arched windows that are part of the Washington Building’s impressive façade characteristics. The large northeast room has gorgeous brick walls and original fireplace that shares the original chimney with the second floor fireplace. An immense ballroom-esque room sits to the rear of the third floor that is crying out to be a party room or film studio. The room is huge! You will have to see it for yourself! 



Beautifully renovated (awarded the Best Historic Rehabilitation and was the 2005 NC Main Street Award Winner ), this over 20,000 square foot property is for sale for just $650,000.  The top two floors of the building are handsomely restored office space, and the building can be converted to a live-work situation if desired. You, too, can take advantage of the new incentives program for downtown building recently adopted by the City of Salisbury. This building is like no other in Salisbury, and is one of the most impressive buildings along Main Street. Call Greg Rapp at 704.213.6846 to have a look and get in on the Downtown Salisbury movement! 

The ca. 1930 Flowers Bakery Building

Not ready to buy? Perhaps leasing is your preferred option! Check out the former East Square Artworks space on the main floor at 122-B East Innes Street! WOW!  Originally the c. 1930's historic Flowers Bakery Building, and formerly the home/studio of Michael Baker sculpture artist, the building boasts 4500+ square feet of space for lease!  Right smack in the center of Downtown Salisbury, and a stone's throw from Interstate-85, and with great parking availability all around it...this space is IDEAL for any number of enterprises! 



With the coming update of the Bernhardt Hardware Building (soon to be retail on street level with 6-residential spaces above), this might be the time to scoop up this awesome space - located directly behind the exciting Bernhardt Hardware renovation! 

Give Greg a call at 704.213.6846 to see this great space and to get the jump on this awesome opportunity to be at the hub of a downtown revitalization! 

The Wallace Building

For over 20 years, the Wallace Building at 122 East Fisher Street was the home of Las Palmas restaurant...a favorite local watering hole and eatery that featured live music, a full bar, and great menus.  The wonderful ground floor restaurant/bar area looks like it's right out of an old Western movie, complete with its long, curved bar, staircase to the second-story balcony that encircles the room, and hanging light fixtures.  In your imagination, you can almost hear old honky-tonk piano music coming from the corners and picture cowboys toppling from the balcony and swinging from the chandeliers!



Recently renovated, the Wallace Building is the centerpiece of Downtown Salisbury's 'Brick Street' entertainment district....so called because the City repaved this portion of E. Fisher Street with brick, lined it with strands of glove lights, and hosts many street festivals and outdoor concerts in this area.  The Wallace Building has a great multi-space parking lot that goes with this 3-story building (call for information about the upper levels) ~ a rarity and treasured feature in Downtown Salisbury!  The Fisher / S. Lee / S. Main / Innes Street block is home to at perhaps a dozen or more restaurants, wine shops, and pubs ~ creating a thriving downtown culture!  

Give Greg Rapp a shout - 704.213.6846 - to get in on the entertainment scene in Salisbury!

Opportunities Abound!

These are just three of the special opportunities in Downtown Salisbury! There are more ~ from small office or retail spaces, to large properties with potential for retail, residential and more! And don't forget the City's incentive program. The City of Salisbury is very supportive of new development in its downtown area! And Greg Rapp is the agent to call ~ with more knowledge and experience with these fabulous buildings than any other in the area!  Pick up the phone ~ 704.213.6846!





Greg Rapp 
Wallace Realty Co. 
704 213 6846 Mobile 
704 636 2021 Office 
www.realestatesalisbury.net