Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
150 West Market Street, Suite 200, Riverview Commons, Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410-749-4821 - Fax: 410-749-7934

The Gallery Building

Salisbury, MD

The Gallery Building

For nearly a century, Salisbury, Maryland’s Downtown Plaza was anchored by F.W. Woolworth Company, one of the nation’s largest retailers. Throughout the mid-20th century, retail competition drastically increased, leading to the eventual vacancy of the Woolworth’s building. Upon hearing of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)’s need for a new location, Gillis Gilkerson introduced the idea of a massive redevelopment that would eventually transform an empty, plaza-fronting building into a rediscovered community asset.

In 1992, after several successful regional redevelopments, Gillis Gilkerson’s development team purchased 208- 212 West Main Street and began the process of repurposing the former retail building. Over the course of two years, the team planned, approved and completely remodeled over 60,000 square feet of prime real estate in Downtown Salisbury. The historic building was updated to include modern and safety amenities such as a fire suppression system, glass elevator, and individual gas and electrical meters. Throughout the process, Gillis Gilkerson’s construction and development teams maintained the property’s historic value by utilizing many of its original, vintage accents—the original tin ceiling is still in place today!

Since its grand re-opening, the Gallery Building has become home to the Regional Art Institute and Gallery, a number of federal and local government agencies, local politician offices, attorneys, non-profit organizations, and retail business. The building also houses Salisbury residents in its apartment units.

In August 2015, owners Palmer Gillis and Tony Gilkerson donated the 85-year-old structure to Salisbury University, boasting the institution’s presence in the trendy downtown business and retail district.

The Gallery Building is located within Salisbury’s Historic District, Arts and Entertainment District, and Enterprise Zone. Offering a unique experience to all of its tenants, the Gallery Building provides modern building amenities within walking distance of several local restaurants and bars, professional offices, the Wicomico County Library, the Court System, Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), and the City Park.

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What Our Clients Say

“We are so grateful to Palmer Gillis and to a team of local business professionals who are helping us make this award a meaningful and important honor.”

~ Hayley Gallagher,
Former Executive Director of MCE

“The craftsmanship and skill demonstrated by the Gillis Gilkerson team was truly reflected in the finished project! I have had countless compliments on the outcome of the office, both from staff and clients.”

~ William C. Fisher,
Bay Area Receivables, Inc.

“When the Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross’s office was broken into, we immediately called Gillis Gilkerson. They responded immediately and made all of the necessary repairs at no charge. It looked better than ever!”

~ Alan Lee,
Executive Director,
Lower Shore Red Cross

“Gillis Gilkerson is always a pleasure to work with. They assisted with the permitting process from the beginning and have a great reputation for being on time and on budget while delivering a quality product. Delaware is growing and Rt. 113 is a hot spot making Millsboro the crossroads of Delmarva. We are excited to build a new business for locals and travelers alike.”

~ Michael Abercrombie,
Kitchen Owner,
Popeyes Louisiana

“The best compliment is repeat business. Dwight Miller has earned all of our business over the last 20 years and is always trustworthy and gets things done. If a problem or challenge arises, he will always take care of it.”

~ Dennis Silicato,
Silicato Development

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