The Carroll Companies has purchased the former 140,000-square-foot Macy’s department store at 5410 Hornaday Road with plans to revitalize the building into a Bee Safe Storage and Wine Cellar.
There are currently 40 Bee Safe Storage and Wine Cellar locations either completed or under construction, but this would be the first in a repurposed building.
The Carroll Companies, which owns this publication, also purchased an adjacent 8,800-square-foot property at 5402 Hornaday Road. Both properties together total about 10.3 acres.
Along with the Bee Safe on the Macy’s property The Carroll Companies also plans to build a Car Caves facility. Car Caves, the latest brand by Carroll, is a destination created for automotive collectors and enthusiast where they can customize and design their own showrooms and garage spaces. Car Caves provides a space for car collectors to create a retreat and build a community that celebrates automotive culture. At the center of each Car Cave community is an exclusive lounge where members can socialize and unwind with other likeminded individuals.
The first Car Caves is set to open in Greensboro at 1016 Battleground Ave. next to the Bee Safe Storage and Wine Cellar later this year.
At the Hornaday Road site, The Carroll Companies is also considering building its first mini cold storage facility. Roy Carroll, the founder and president of The Carroll Companies, said, “This is concept we have been looking into for nearly a year. We think there might be an opportunity to provide mini cold and freezer storage to both private businesses and the general public. Food safety and supply is a growing issue that has businesses and the public stocking up on perishables to ensure that supply is available when needed. This could be a restaurant that has had a hard time maintaining food stock, or an individual that doesn’t have the space or desire to purchase a freezer. This is an unproven concept, and we will see if it works.”
For more information about Bee Safe Storage and Wine Cellar, visit https://www.beesafe.com/
Years ago, we visited Macy’s whenever we needed something they might have. Macy’s prices were somewhere between predatory & obscene. No wonder Macy’s closed the store. Not even a City Council member could afford to shop there.
I thought there selection was excellent, and prices were routinely discounted with sales and specials. I don’t think their pricing was the cause of shutting this one down so much as the shrinkage nationally of brick and mortar retail. Best Buy is the best in class model of one who figured it out.
I go to best buy to compare items before buying them online and having products within 2 days much cheaper.
Roy Carroll and his team are consistently coming up with brilliant new concepts. I hope to see Bee Safe and Car Cave expand into Florida. Available storage units are difficult to find as well quality storage for collector cars.
I am in the frozen food business, and have been for 30 years. I have never before seen such a shortage of affordable frozen storage facilities for rent. There is ONE in Greensboro – and their fees reflect their position. I have been lucky to find an operator who’s friendly and who lets me “borrow” some space he’d have to keep at zero degrees anyway – but I am lucky to know him.
The market is ripe for a competitively priced frozen storage facility.
Kudos to Roy for using existing bricks & mortar. Two birds with one stone. Maybe Roy and Zach should take a stroll down South Elm Street. Methinks there are plenty of projects/buildings standing in line and waiting to be given new life.
It would be nice to see Carroll get a crane in the air for the planned build near the ball park. All the major cities are running past Greensboro.
It would be great if Mr Roy Carrol would invest in small businesses so they can expand their goods in other parts of the city. Perhaps help franchises small businesses and create a new food truck trailer concept
For the city . Have our own circuit of food enthusiast
Bought to the city.
Waste of space….so people can store their junk. Horde their junk …
People need a place to live .. not storage …
People who NEED a place to live would not be able to afford the high end homes his company would build. And he has some very nice places. More affordable housing would be nice. Only thing is not enough profit for that.