Belk, Panera going up quickly

  • Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2013 12:28 a.m.
JON C. LAKEY/SALISBURY POST Workers from Statewide Steel works on the assembling the structural steel work for the new building that will house a Panera Bread and another unnamed business at the East Innes Street next to the Cook Out Resturant.
JON C. LAKEY/SALISBURY POST Workers from Statewide Steel works on the assembling the structural steel work for the new building that will house a Panera Bread and another unnamed business at the East Innes Street next to the Cook Out Resturant.

After years with little new development, Salisbury residents are watching quick progress on two high-profile projects — the new Belk and Panera Bread.

Belk plans to move from the Salisbury Mall in October into an expansion of Wallace Commons on Interstate 85 at Julian Road, alongside Michael’s Crafts, Ulta Beauty and Shoe Carnival.


Panera plans to open its first restaurant here by July on East Innes Street, also near the interstate.

Just behind Panera, Big Lots plans to leave the mall and move into the nearby Office Depot building in May.

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