Mooresville – More than 100,000 square feet of a former mill in Mooresville will soon be renovated and available for offices and showroom spaces.
Owner Michal Bay has announced plans to restore 110,000 square feet for offices and showrooms at Merino Mill on Mooresville’s Main Street. Current tenants at the former textile mill complex include Hitachi, Greenworks Tools, Mohawk flooring, Yotrio, and the Mooresville South Iredell Economic Development Corp.
Merino Mill may be best known as the home of popular restaurants Alino Pizzeria and The Barcelona Burger & Beer Garden, along with the antiques mall Main St. Antiques & Design Gallery and a massive furniture store, Merinos Home Furnishings.
Adams + Associates Architecture helped develop the design for the renovation. Spaces will feature the large windows, exposed brick walls, and other distinctive architectural details from the mill. The renovation is expected to be completed in May.
“We’re grateful the mill has become a desirable place for businesses to locate,” Bay says, “Our initial offering of office space reached full occupancy very quickly. We’ve already had companies express interest in the new space under construction.”
Renovations will include adding a ceiling to a previously open-air second floor.
Burlington Mills closed in 1999. By the time Bay bought the mill complex sight unseen in 2011, the roof was leaking in more than 280 spots. But he loved the character of the complex’s old buildings, and has steadily renovated them since then, doing some of the work himself by hand.
For his efforts, Bay won the 2017 Great Places Award from the N.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association. WTVI recently profiled how Bay brought the mill back to life in a story for “Carolina Impact.”
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Contact: Merino Mill