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Entrance to McAlister Square, October 2014
|Location||Greenville, South Carolina, United States|
|No. of anchor tenants||3 (former)|
|Total retail floor area||500,000 sq ft (46,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||1 (anchors had 2)|
The mall opened in 1968, featuring anchor stores Ivey's and Meyers-Arnold. A Belk-Simpson department store was added in 1974, bringing the mall to approximately 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2) of leasable space. A Winn-Dixie grocery store, movie theater and bank branch were outparcels.
In 1990, the Ivey's store was converted into a Dillard's, and the store closed in 1995, when Dillard's relocated to Haywood Mall. The Belk-Simpson store closed in 1999. The Upton's anchor, which had replaced the Meyers-Arnold store, closed shortly thereafter.
The mall is owned by Greenville Technical College and the University Center of Greenville. While little of the space in the main mall continues to be used as retail space, the outparcels consist of a Publix grocery store, a Camelot movie theater, a BB&T bank branch and other retailers. South Carolina's first freestanding Chick-fil-A, which opened in the 1990s when the mall also had a Chick-fil-A at center court, is still in business along Laurens Road. The mall has been repainted and re-landscaped since its transformation into a mixed-use center.
- "History of UCG - University Center of Greenville". New.ucgreenville.org. Archived from the original on July 1, 2010. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- University Center of Greenville; History; Growth and Change
- Sky City: Southern Retail Then and Now: McAlister Square article
- DeadMalls.Com: McAlister Square article
- Real estate listing for the mall