IRMO, S.C. — Preferred Apartment Communities (PAC) has purchased Irmo Station, a 99,384-square-foot, Kroger-anchored shopping center in Irmo, roughly 12 miles northwest of Columbia. PAC acquired the asset through its wholly owned subsidiary New Market Properties LLC, and financed the acquisition using a $10.7 million, non-recourse loan from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. The loan features a fixed 3.9 percent interest rate and matures in 2030. Located approximately one mile off Interstate 26, Irmo Station is anchored by a 56,942-square-foot Kroger grocery store. The acquisition marks New Market Properties’ 34th grocery-anchored shopping center across seven states.