• 43°

Team Auto Group will build call center, offices in downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY — Team Auto Group, with locations in Salisbury, Swansboro and Goldsboro, announced Friday that it will renovate two downtown buildings to build a call center as well as accounting and executive offices.

A news release said Team Auto Group will spend more than $400,000 to renovate buildings at 316 and 322 Depot Street in downtown Salisbury. The company will also create 19 full-time jobs by the end of 2020.

The buildings to be renovated are located near the historic Salisbury Station and in the same block as Lee Street theatre.

“We are thrilled to be a part of such an active and beautiful downtown” said Team Auto Group Principal Kristin Dillard. “All of us at Team Auto Group are thankful to the City of Salisbury and to the State of North Carolina for their support of this project. We are so appreciative of the guidance and support that we have received from the Rowan EDC.”

Team Auto Group will partner with L.S. Bradshaw Real Estate, owners of the property, to redevelop the building. Chris Bradshaw, manager of Bradshaw Real Estate, said turning old warehouses into vibrant office space has been a good experience.

In Salisbury, Team Auto runs a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealership on Jake Alexander Boulevard.

Team Auto received support from the Salisbury City Council in the form of a commitment to provide $10,000 to local match for Rural Building Reuse Grant funds. The city applied for the grant on behalf of Team Auto Group.

“This is exactly the type of economic development and historic reuse project we seek that contributes to the revitalization of Downtown Salisbury,” Mayor Al Heggins said. “And so I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Team Auto Group to our Depot Street.” 

Comments

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 deaths, 166 positives reported in county this week

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

News

Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

Nation/World

Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat

Local

Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month

Local

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

Education

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

Local

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget