Bruce Reamer, owner of Salerno's Restaurant and Catering, was expecting to move his restaurant to Piney Ridge Village Center in Eldersburg last year because there would have been more space available there compared to his current location on Md. 26 in Eldersburg.
The original plans had called for a larger Salerno's on the ground floor and a banquet hall above the restaurant.
But in August, Reamer
bought the banquet hall on his
restaurant property that he
has since decided not to make the move, because of the stagnant economy and the cost to finance the project.
"For us to move to that site, the cost for construction was so high," Reamer
"Liberty Road [Md.
26] is obviously a better location, and given the economic climate, it made better sense to develop Piney Ridge Village ourselves."
wife own Piney Ridge Village Center
, at the intersection of Johnsville Road and Piney Ridge Parkway in Eldersburg.
said the development is now supposed to be a mixed-use property with 20 to 24 condos and office space.
will present his
amended site plan to the county's planning commission Feb. 16.
is hoping to attract a mix of retail merchants and professional officers for hair salons, physicians and insurance agents in the complex.
plans on breaking ground in about two years.
believes there's a market for condos because younger buyers can't afford houses in the South Carroll area.
has been in the community since 1977 and specializes in seafood.
The restaurant caters up to 25 events each week, Reamer