Why, we ask you, why is Downtown Salisbury so lame? On a basic level we understand that the lack of business, predominance of law offices and antique shops, and high number of vacancies are to blame for the stigma that seems to waft along Main St., but there's got to be more to it than that. So saying, in the name of Operation S.S.F.I. The Other Salisbury News has our first official assignment for anybody who wants to help:
What is really driving businesses away from downtown? What fees, taxes, maintenance issues are standing in the way of its improvement? What exactly needs to change for this to be fixed?
...We anxiously await your answers. God bless and Godspeed.