Historic Southern Weaving property listed at $1.95 million

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The Southern Weaving Company facility at 1005 W. Bramlett Road, Greenville, has hit the market at $1.95 million with a total of approximately 192,328 square feet for sale only, adding to the running list of historic industrial textile facilities to be shuttered in the Greenville area.

The textile production facility, listed by the Stump Corporation as a “great investment property with future tenancy or redevelopment potential,” consists of five buildings — two older manufacturing plants about 70,000 square feet each, one modern warehouse at 46,500 square feet with high ceilings, an office building at 6,500 square feet, and a storage building at 3,500 square feet.

The property deed lists Southern Weaving Company as the first recorded owner on May 13, 1924. The property marketing brochure lists the years the buildings were built in the range of 1940-1980.

The facility is less than a mile from Woodside Mill, the former cotton mill that has been annexed by the city of Greenville and is planned for a multimillion-dollar mixed-use redevelopment.

Robert Dunn, broker with the Stump Corporation, says there are currently two demo/salvage companies, one local and one from Maryland, that are interested in the property who would potentially scrap and demo the older buildings and reposition the newer building for lease.

“Is there still a demand to renovate older mills into housing?” he asked, suggesting that as a possibility for this property.

On Aug. 15, 2017, Southern Weaving Company was acquired by Oppermann GmbH, a global manufacturer of textile webbing products. It was announced then that Oppermann GmbH would continue to serve webbing markets from its existing production facility in Piedmont, while undergoing a plant expansion capable of merging the Greenville Southern Weaving Company production within the next year.

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