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Old 09-19-2012, 06:16 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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A historic downtown Winston-Salem building that is planned to be the home of a new Mast General Store outpost received $1.3 million in incentives from city council. The vote was a departure for the city, which usually does not grant incentives for retail projects.

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Winston-Salem approves incentives for Mast General Store
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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Heard about this on the radio...had never heard of Mast General Store before, but I'm new to the area.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Me either, I mean I remember the store front passing through Boone but never knew much on it.

Apparently they been around since 1883 starting in Valle Crusis, North Carolina, now they have stores in Boone, Asheville, Waynesville, Knoxville, Greenville SC and Columbia.

I love supporting North Carolina companies and seem like an interesting store and the type of store it is, this will fit perfect in location they are seeking in Winston Salem.

Here is the history of the store. http://www.mastgeneralstore.com/Comm...general-store/

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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This is a wonderful company and should be a great asset to downtown W-S.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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This is an excellent addition to downtown Winston-Salem and hopefully it will attract more foot traffic to the area.
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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We visited one in Banner Elk and if it's like that one $1.3 mil is about $1.2 mil too much IMO.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:14 PM
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You know, the orig store, or the old one at least in Valle Crucis is/was pretty cool.

Now that the brand is spreading...well I don't get it. I don't think the original attraction was what you could get there, but that it was there "like it used to be." All the new incarnations are not like they used to be...since they were not there to begin with.

Maybe I am over thinking this, but it seems so shallow. I don't know, I guess that is why I am not rich.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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The wikipedia page on Mast General calls the Banner Elk store a "smaller location". Maybe that's one reason it was less than impressive.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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You know, the orig store, or the old one at least in Valle Crucis is/was pretty cool.

Now that the brand is spreading...well I don't get it. I don't think the original attraction was what you could get there, but that it was there "like it used to be." All the new incarnations are not like they used to be...since they were not there to begin with.

Maybe I am over thinking this, but it seems so shallow. I don't know, I guess that is why I am not rich.
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The wikipedia page on Mast General calls the Banner Elk store a "smaller location". Maybe that's one reason it was less than impressive.
The Banner Elk location is kind of nifty, but until this article I wasn't aware it is a small chain. As LLN said the original is a throwback.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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The one in Boone is much loved and used by the community. Y'all will love it I'm sure.
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