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’s Downtown Plaza was anchored by F. W. Woolworth Company, the nation’s largest retailer. Retail competition increased through the mid-20th century and eventually led to the decline of Woolworth’s, resulting in the business vacating the building. After sitting vacant for many years, the idea of redevelopment was introduced when the Internal Revenue Service announced they needed a new location.

After several previous redevelopment successes, 208-212 West Main Street was purchased in 1992. Over the course of two years Gillis Gilkerson developers planned, approved and completely remodeled over sixty thousand square feet of retail, office and residential space. The historic building was updated to include modern and safety amenities such as a fire suppression system, glass elevator, individual gas & electrical meters; while also maintaining its historic value by utilizing such accents as the original tin ceiling.

The Gallery Building became home to the Regional Art Institute and Gallery, Federal and Local government agencies, local politician’s offices, attorneys, non-profits, apartments, and retail. In August 2015, Palmer Gillis and Tony Gilkerson donated the 85-year-old structure to Salisbury University, spreading the institution’s presence in the trendy downtown business and retail district.

Located within the Historic District, the Arts & Entertainment District, and the Enterprise Zone, The Gallery Building offers a unique experience to all its tenants by providing modern building amenities within walking distance to several restaurants/bars, professional offices, the County Library, the Court System, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, the Riverwalk and the City Park.


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What Our Clients Say

“We were in a bit of an emergency situation with a leaky roof. The team from Gillis Gilkerson responded to our time crunch and got the job done on time. We were very happy with the end result because it allowed us to get back to business in a timely fashion.”

~ Robert G. Duer,
Exmore Town Manager

“The Gillis Gilkerson team should be commended for attention to detail and determination to produce a job done right. Whenever there was a question of the requirements, it was approached reasonably, rationally and resolved quickly.”

~ W. Frank Brady,
4Site Manager,
Design Atlantic

“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for your recent generosity of providing the services for the installation of a wheelchair ramp for Ms. Anderson.  This ramp will allow her accessibility to the Wicomico Transit van needed for transportation to Deer’s Head Center where she undergoes kidney dialysis three times a week.”

~ Bill Brill,
Superintendent of Transit
Wicomico Transit

“Gillis Gilkerson was far and away the most accommodating and skillful contractor I have ever dealt with in the building profession. They finished the job on time and under budget with absolute minimum disruption to our services.”

On behalf of Don Kelly, supervisor of the new addition to the 10th Street Medical Office in Ocean City, MD

~ Stephen Waters,
Medical Director,
Atlantic General Health System

“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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