April 08, 2014

Historic Circa 1897 Old Salisbury Firehouse ~ SOLD by Greg Rapp

On the evening of Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, REALTOR® Greg Rapp posted the following article in www.realestatesalisbury.com:


That same evening, Greg posted the article to his Salisbury North Carolina Real Estate Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salisbury-North-Carolina-Real-Estate/159392450884081).

By 7:30am on Wednesday, February 19th, Greg got a call from local businessman Todd Littleton to purchase the historic Old Salisbury Firehouse at 113 S. Lee Street in the heart of downtown Salisbury's entertainment district.  Today ~ Tuesday April 8, 2014 ~ they close the deal ~ and the circa 1897 Firehouse will begin its next reincarnation.

Actually, Greg's phone, email, and Facebook pages blew up when he posted this building for sale.  It's the advantage of being a REALTOR® with online presence!  And as one of the most unique and perhaps 'coolest' buildings in downtown Salisbury NC, its availability sparked interest from a good many people interested in locating businesses in the thriving downtown district.

Local bar Benchwarmers’ owner Todd Littleton, who said work will begin soon on a $500,000 makeover of that business' exterior at 113 E. Fisher St., may open a small-batch brewery and taproom in the historic Old Salisbury Firehouse around the corner at 113 S. Lee St.  Because a facade renovation and microbrewery development aren’t enough to keep him busy, Littleton also has purchased a 10,000-square-foot former transmission shop at 215 E. Innes St. next to the old Foil Motor Building, which he plans to turn into a live music venue. That will take about five years, he said.  He praised plans by other downtown developers and business owners to expand or redevelop properties.  Littleton said it will take all these components coming together for Downtown Salisbury really be a destination.  Salisbury already has a thriving theater scene ~ we are almost there. (read the Salisbury Post article by Emily Ford HERE)

“The district itself is holding its own. The businesses that are there are bringing in quite a bit of traffic to that area, including Uncle Bucks and Go Burrito,” said Greg Rapp, the real estate agent who represented Littleton in the sale of the circa 1897 Old Salisbury Firehouse.  People like Rapp and Mark Lewis, president of Downtown Salisbury, Inc., say the entertainment district expands beyond the bricks to include businesses on the periphery of East Fisher Street like Go Burrito on West Fisher and Emma’s and the Perfect Smoke on South Lee. Uncle Bucks also plugs into the scene from its new location, nearby at 127 S. Main St. 

"Downtown has been waiting for more development", Rapp said. "The planned expansions and redevelopments would have a positive impact on not only the entertainment district but the central business district as a whole", he said.  "Downtown [Salisbury] is ready to bust open at the seams,” says Rapp. “It just takes people to take a chance.” 

Moral of the Story:

List with REALTOR® Greg Rapp ~ sell your home or building!
Work with REALTOR® Greg Rapp ~ get the home or building you want!

Greg Rapp
Wallace Realty
704 213 6846 Mobile
704 636 2021 Office
www.RealestateSalisbury.net www.RealestateSalisbury.com www.GregRapp.WallaceRealty.com

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