Salisbury’s new Bell Tower Green Park to open on October 1st

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) – Bell Tower Green, Inc. and the City of Salisbury are excited to jointly announce the opening of Bell Tower Green Park this Friday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. After more than two years of construction, and four years of private fundraising and planning, the downtown park will finally be accessible to…

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COVID-19 cancels Pops at the Post, Bell Tower Green Park grand opening

SALISBURY — Organizers of Pops at the Post and planners for Bell Tower Green’s grand opening on Wednesday announced the cancellation of both events. Worsening COVID-19 metrics are to blame for the cancellations. Pops at the Post is a free outdoor concert held annually next to the Salisbury Post. The Salisbury Symphony gathers under the…

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Ask Us: How was Bell Tower Green Park funded?

While the construction of Bell Tower Green Park was no cheap matter, the project’s final estimated cost of $13 million will be almost entirely privately funded. The park, which transformed a block of land between West Innes, South Church, West Fisher and South Jackson streets, is in its final days of construction. A grand opening…

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Bell Tower Green Park in sight of fundraising goal

SALISBURY — While it has reduced its fundraising goal because of COVID-19, Bell Tower Green Park is now $600,000 shy of having enough money to complete the project. In a letter to donors last week, Bell Tower Green President Dyke Messinger said 315 families or individuals have donated about $11.37 million to the downtown park’s…

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Salisbury Kiwanis Club donates $100,000 to Bell Tower Green

SALISBURY — Saying the Kiwanis Club of Salisbury wanted to have a big impact, President Glenn Taylor on Friday presented Bell Tower Green park representatives with a check for $100,000. The money comes from the 2015 sale of the Kiwanis Camp property to the Yadkin Path Montessori School. Representatives of Bell Tower Green said the money…

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Historic Preservation Commission gives OK for Bell Tower roof lighting

SALISBURY — The Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday approved the installation of light fixtures on the Bell Tower roof to highlight the building’s architectural details as part of the Bell Tower Green project. Allison Merriman of LandDesign, who is tasked with the design of the park, said the goal is to show off the top of…

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Glimpse into the future: Future park site hosts yoga class

SALISBURY — Rolled out mats and yogis scattered the parking lot of the future site of Bell Tower Green on Saturday afternoon. Led by Meredith Abramson, a yoga instructor and a member of the Bell Tower Green board, dozens gathered for downward dog and tree poses on the asphalt. Attendees visualized the completed park, set…

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Bell Tower Green Park gets go ahead in second pass

SALISBURY — After a divided discussion about the Bell Tower Green project at its November meeting, the city’s Historic Preservation Commission was provided with details on the materials to be used and given enough assurances by the developers that the board approved the plan Thursday night.  Architecture firm LandDesign described the materials and answered questions…

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