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Photograph by: Carol Stewart Mast General Store S ome merchants might be mortified to find confections—send a sweet siren song to people their shop full of mice, but not the folks at walking along Main Street who suddenly think Mast General Store! Indeed, they’re delighted “Oh, we simply MUST stop by Mast for some 111 N. Main Street to display T-shirts, books and games that candy!” Greenville complement Greenville’s iconic “Mice on Main,” 864.235.1883 General Manager Mary Nase, her management nine storied little characters who—just like team—Tim Dorsey, Bryan Howell and Eddie Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm Mast Store—have found their perfect places on Poore—and several staffers have been with the Friday-Saturday 10am-9pm Main Street. Sunday Noon-6pm store since the doors opened in Spring ’03. Mary Famed for its friendly atmosphere, Mast General attributes this longevity to a warm-hearted work Store is downtown’s favorite retail destination. atmosphere and old-fashioned corporate ethics. General Store This must-stop shop carries a bit of everything: Headquartered in Valle Crucis, NC, where the old-time mercantile goods, toys, casual clothing, Original Store opened nearly 129 years ago, comfortable footwear, travel accessories, outdoor Mast General Store is employee-owned so gear…the list goes on. And did we mention candy? everyone on staff is truly vested in ensuring the More than 500 varieties—barrels full of classic company’s success. 4 behind the counter | 2012