New shopping center going up in Salisbury

Maryland Watch

November 06, 1996

Salisbury's Route 13 will get another large shopping center in the summer of 1998, according to the retail brokerage firm of Hicks & Rotner Retail Inc.

Named North Salisbury Plaza, the center will be leased to two or three large retail stores, such as a Hecht's or Hechinger, and three smaller, free-standing shops, said David A. Ward, vice president of Hicks & Rotner.

Ward said his firm has not signed any leases with stores, but negotiations have begun. The smaller stores could be a gas station or fast-food restaurant, which rely on people spotting them easily from the road as they drive by.

The center is one of two developed by Petric Dierman Kughn of McLean, Va., and Hicks & Rotner. The second one will be built in Winchester, Va., and will have a similar format, with several large retail stores.

The two projects are part of a trend toward large stores grouped together rather than dozens of small stores anchored by two large stores.

The Salisbury center will be built across from a center with a Wal-Mart and Sam's Club and is aimed at capturing beach-bound tourists.

Pub Date: 11/06/96

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