Former Carolina Awning Co. building gets second shot at redevelopment

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A new 21,000-square-foot flex redevelopment at 325 New Neely Ferry Road, Mauldin, has hit the market, with opportunities for six to eight retail or office tenants.

The former Carolina Awning Co. building, often referred to as “the space shuttle building” by locals, has been renamed Grant Station and is being developed by Hunter Howard of H2E Construction, who is also acting as the general contractor.

Grant Station will have room for six to eight retail or office tenants. Photo provided by Avison Young

Grant Station has more than 740 feet of frontage on Highway 276 and New Neely Ferry Road, along with new hardscaping/landscaping, on-site parking that meets city requirements, the potential for patio/outdoor space located behind unit F, and warehouse storage options.

Units A-F range in size from 1,790 to 3,348 square feet, with the possibility of up to 5,473 square feet as the largest footprint. Lease rates are listed at $7-8 triple net. Rakan Draz and John Odom of Avison Young are responsible for leasing efforts.

Potential retail tenants could include a brewery, Howard says.

Howard’s father and a business partner, Ward Kellett, previously owned the property they had named My Space at Mauldin and chose not to continue modifying the site plan.

Upstate Business Journal reported on their previous plans for the property in 2014.

Howard made an offer this year and purchased it in the first quarter and plans to have unit A show-worthy by November.

Howard says a main goal is to get the side of the building facing Highway 276 as presentable as the New Neely Ferry Road-facing side.

“I see a lot more potential in it,” Howard says.

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