McAlister Square

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McAlister Square
Location Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Opening date 1968
No. of anchor tenants 3 (former)
Total retail floor area 500,000 sq ft (46,000 m2)
No. of floors 1 (anchors had 2)

McAlister Square is a repositioned shopping mall in Greenville, South Carolina. It is a hybrid property, containing a campus of Greenville Technical College.

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.

Decline[edit]

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.

Current use[edit]

The mall is owned by Greenville Technical College and the University Center of Greenville.[1] 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. The world'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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of UCG - University Center of Greenville". New.ucgreenville.org. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°50′18″N 82°21′47″W / 34.8384°N 82.3631°W / 34.8384; -82.3631