Salisbury Motel Demolition Nears

SALISBURY — The troubled Thrift Travel Inn in Salisbury appears headed for demolition this week after the regional bank that owns the property reached an agreement with the city, but it could be weeks before proper permits are secured to allow its demise.

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton this week announced the town has a firm confirmation from the United Central Bank, which owns the Thrift Travel Inn on N. Salisbury Blvd., to demolish the structure long a thorn in the side of city officials. The bank agreed to demolish the motel after the city agreed to extend the deadline for bringing the property into compliance.

Due to lack of maintenance, disrepair and ongoing life safety violations, the structure was eventually condemned and ordered vacated. A demolition order was then issued and ignored and as a result a municipal infraction was issued.

“United Central Bank is proceeding with obtaining the proper permits from the state and the city,” Ireton said.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.