WRS Acquires 207,542 SF Mayberry Mall in Mount Airy, North Carolina

by Alex Tostado

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — WRS Inc. Real Estate Investments has purchased Mayberry Mall, a 207,542-square-foot regional mall located at 338 Frederick St. in Mount Airy. Completed in 1968, Mayberry Mall is the only enclosed regional mall within a 30-mile radius and is anchored by Belk. The seller is longtime owner Kohan Retail Investment Group. WRS plans to redevelop the mall and bring in new uses and retailers. The Mt. Pleasant, S.C.-based owner and developer says it will begin construction and leasing initiatives immediately. Situated five miles south of the Virginia border, the city of Mount Airy is the home of comedian and TV star Andy Griffith and served as the inspiration for the fictional town of Mayberry, the setting of the “Andy Griffith Show.”

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