A former Walmart at 1326 Bush River Road in Columbia has been sold to a computer wholesale company, Executive Personal Computers, Inc. The company's $9.5 million investment will create 133 new jobs.
Colliers South Carolina brokers Chuck Salley, Dave Mathews, Thomas Beard and John Peebles represented seller Bunrootis LLC in the sale of the 203,819-square-foot former retail space to Executive Personal Computers, according to a news release. Salley is also managing director of industrial services in Colliers’ Columbia offices.
The buyer, EPC, buys and sells used computer hardware and will use the property for warehousing and distribution of product. The new facility will serve as the company's East Coast hub.
"We're proud to grow our relationship with Columbia and the great state of South Carolina," said EPC president Pat Laughlin. "This new facility aligns with our global growth of 20 locations across the Americans and Europe, and helps to deliver on our mission of offering a full suite of sustainable, secure and environmentally responsible methods of IT disposal for our clients up and down the East Coast."
Bunrootis LLC is an investor and developer that acquires, develops or redevelops and manages industrial assets primarily across the Southeast and central United States. The firm initially purchased 1326 Bush River Road in early 2022.
“The adaptive reuse of former big box retail stores is a trend occurring across the country as consumers lean into e-commerce and the need for big box bricks-and-mortar is diminished,” Salley said. “Bunrootis was a pleasure to work with and we are glad we were able to quickly sell this property for them to an industrial user, bringing new jobs to Columbia.”