Retail shop construction

The retail complex features more than 57,000 square feet of commercial space, with the the 49,000-square-foot Publix taking up the lion’s share of the space.

More than 200 jobs are expected to be available at the center when all the space is completed.

John Argo, the president of MAB American Management, LLC, said he was pleased the project was completed on time, despite the 2018-19 building period being one of the wettest years in history.

“For me personally, I have vacationed in Haywood County and Waynesville for more than three decades, so I have witnessed firsthand the area’s continued focus on growth,” said Argo. “The development of Waynesville Pavilion is a significant step in the right direction, and the opening of Publix gives us the opportunity to introduce our neighbors to this project. We look forward to completing the entire shopping center later this year and are eager to welcome additional tenants as we move forward with development.”

Argo said he was thrilled that contractors and the paving company were able to get the paving done during a brief period of good weather this winter.

“We’re just proud we got the store delivered on time and that Publix was able to open on time despite all the rain,” Argo said. “We would never have anticipated this would be the No. 1 or No. 2 wettest years on record. Had it not been for the weather, we would have been done early.”

Argo said several of the retail spaces within the development are in varying stages of being leased and noted the occupants would not be announced by MAB until early April.

Argo said the Waynesville Pavilion project was a bit more challenging that others because there were existing buildings on the property that were still being rented at the time of acquisition, and it was necessary to first remove the old buildings before building new ones.

The town’s latest commercial building is situated at the intersection of two primary arteries, U..S. 276 and Smokey Mountain Expressway.

For more information on leasing opportunities at Waynesville Pavilion, contact Rianne Bell of Bell Moore Group, Inc. at 704-529-6720 or

The Midtown Mobile development is MAB’s seventh completed project with Publix. Through various partnerships, MAB currently has over $90 million in Publix projects completed or under construction. Overall, MAB American has developed over 2 million square feet of properties with a cumulative value in excess of $500 million.

For more information on Waynesville Pavilion, as well as other projects from MAB American, visit MAB American Management, LLCMAB American Management, LLC, is a U.S.-based affiliate of MAB Corporation, a privately owned property development company that has been successfully operating since 1995.

Established and owned by fifth generation Melbourne property identities, Michael and Andrew Buxton, MAB has activities in residential, retail, business parks, commercial developments and investment management business, together with a company portfolio exceeding $11 billion.

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