Gillis Gilkerson Demolition Underway on Former Hostess Bakery Outlet


Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced demolition is underway on the former Hostess Bakery Outlet building at 601 East Main Street in Salisbury, Maryland.  Gillis Gilkerson was hired to complete the interior build out and renovations to transform the building into a professional business center.

“This Main Street corridor that connects downtown to the City Park is an important part of the redevelopment of Salisbury,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “We are excited to have the opportunity to be a part of a project that will bring value to its tenants, the community and bring energy and life to a tired part of Salisbury’s Main Street.”

Dennis Silicato of Silicato Development is redeveloping the 21,000 square foot space into River Park Center, a professional office complex.  Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF) will move into the east side of the building to occupy 12,670 square feet of space.  The remaining 9,189 square foot space on the west side of the building is still available for lease.

The best compliment is repeat business,” said Dennis Silicato of Silicato Development.  “Dwight Miller has earned all of our business over the last 20 years and is always trustworthy and gets things done.  If a problem or challenge arises, he will always take care of it.”

DBF designed the interior and a conservatory-style façade for the new building.  Renovations will include a new roof, an overhaul of the buildings mechanical and electrical systems and the installation of new stormwater management systems and new landscaping.  The existing parking lot will also be demolished and replaced.

About Gillis Gilkerson

Entering their 33rd year of building on Delmarva, award-winning Gillis Gilkerson has built a reputation as one of the most trusted general contracting and construction management firms on the Peninsula.  From new construction to renovation, the company offers broad and deep experience in diverse industries such as medical, manufacturing, hotels and condominiums, houses of worship, retail, schools and more. For more information, visit