Letters to the editor – Saturday (8-8-15)
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Downtown Salisbury is missing critical facilities
I am constantly appalled at the lack of public restroom facilities in downtown Salisbury. All of the businesses post signs stating they do not have public restrooms. I can certainly understand how they feel and would feel the same if I were a business owner.
However, my husband and I often visit Salisbury just to walk around town when we are not shopping, especially on Sunday afternoons. We can go to the library Monday through Saturday and use their restrooms, but the library is closed on Sunday. What are we supposed to do?
It is quite inconvenient to have to get in the car and drive to a fast food restaurant or gas station and then return to resume our walk.
It seems the city would be well served to provide restroom facilities for our tourists and residents as well. We often go to Kannapolis to walk, because they do have conveniently located public restrooms seven days a week in their downtown area. Surely Salisbury could do the same.
— Joyce Gregerson
Missing bank in Spencer
Ever since I was a little boy, I can remember a bank being in Spencer. Now that SunTrust has closed, there is no business left in Park Plaza except for Family Dollar.
A lot of people depended on that bank being in Spencer, especially the elderly, because many do not have the access to drive to Salisbury. Now it has been said that there cannot be another bank re-enter the now unoccupied building for at least two years. This has caused a hardship for many individuals.
The only drawing card that Spencer has is the train station and, if not for that, then the place would be a ghost town.
With the absence of yet another lost business in Spencer, we now have another eyesore in the community to add to the many that are already there. It has been mentioned throughout the years in many conversations that Spencer has never been anything and never will be; I guess the town is still on track to go along with this statement.
— Howard H. Doby Jr.
Kudos for Lincoln Pool
We are so fortunate to have a public pool in Salisbury; Lincoln pool is a hidden treasure.
Kudos to our city’s parks and recreation department for such a well-maintained facility: the staff is very polite and the pool is always clean.
It has been a wonderful escape from the hot summer heat this year for our family, and I encourage others to take advantage of this great city resource!
— Renee Cunningham