One of the projects that helped to reshape downtown Greenville has a new owner.
Aston of Charlotte has purchased McBee Station, a high-profile, mixed-use shopping center located at the corner of Church Street and McBee Avenue just blocks from Downtown Greenville’s Main Street.
The purchase from Barings, a global investment manager headquartered in Charlotte closed on Jan. 8, making Aston one of the largest retail owners in the Greenville metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
In addition to McBee Station, Astons owns McDaniel Village, North Hills Shopping Center, Verdae Village, and Powdersville Plaza.
McBee Station was an important project for downtown because it was one of the first major mixed-use developments that was not situated along Main Street, and served as a guidepost for future downtown growth.
Aston plans to manage the more than 79,000-square-foot retail portion of the property to its highest potential. McBee Station features anchor tenants Publix and Staples, along with several local businesses such as Greektown Grille, McBee Nail Lounge, Design on Tap, and more.
“McBee Station is one of the premier grocery-anchored shopping centers in the Greenville market,” said George S. Dewey IV, president and CEO of Aston. “We are committed to providing a first class shopping environment so that tenants can continue to provide essential business services to the downtown Greenville community.”