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Retail and residential development proposed for North Main’s “Baby BI-LO” site

Many storefronts in the North Main shopping center have remained vacant since the “Baby BI-LO” closed in 2013, and new renderings show what the Greenville, SC site could look like in the future.

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A glimpse at what could be. | Renderings by Hord Coplan Macht

After sitting mostly vacant for a decade, a multi-use development could be coming soon to the “Baby BI-LO” site based on conceptual designs.

Sitting at the corner of West Park Avenue and North Main Street, the proposal for Park & Main shows two buildings — one four-story + one six-story.

According to the designs, the development features:

  • 16,000+ sqft of retail space
  • 300 residential units
  • 400 parking spaces (25 for retail)
  • A plaza + green space
  • A bike room
  • Other resident amenities to be announced

The old BI-LO at 505 N. Main St. — which was the smallest in the grocery store’s chain at the time — closed in 2013 after 20+ years in business.

In 2014, there was talk of a locally-owned neighborhood grocery store taking over the space, but it never happened.

Now, the shopping center is mostly vacant, with the No. 1 China restaurant and Unity Health on Main still in business.