mast general store - Waynesville

Waynesville Store
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63 N. MAIN ST. WAYNESVILLE, NC 28786 Plus-code-iconF2R6+7R Waynesville, North Carolina

STORE HOURS

mon10AM - 6PM

tue10AM - 6PM

wed10AM - 6PM

thu10AM - 6PM

fri10AM - 7PM

sat10AM - 7PM

sun11AM - 6PM

Smoky Mountain Majesty

Founded in 1810 by Colonel Robert Love, a Revolutionary War soldier, Waynesville is named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, who was Love’s commander. He must have made quite an impression on Col. Love with his daring military exploits and fiery demeanor. The town of Waynesville is just the opposite. Quiet and unassuming, it is home to many artists, who draw inspiration from the high peaks of the mountains that ripple off in the distance.

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Story behind the store logo

This building, located on Main Street in Downtown Waynesville, was built in the 1930s and was called the Toggery. This fine clothier was similar to a Belk's or an Efird's. The floor layout was similar to what you find now at the Mast Store. As you walk in the front door from Main Street, The Toggery had its men's and ladies' departments, along with the shoe department, on the main floor. Where the present day outdoor department is, on the mezzanine, was used as storage.

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This building, located on Main Street in Downtown Waynesville, was built in the 1930s and was called the Toggery. This fine clothier was similar to a Belk's or an Efird's. The floor layout was similar to what you find now at the Mast Store. As you walk in the front door from Main Street, The Toggery had its men's and ladies' departments, along with the shoe department, on the main floor. Where the present day outdoor department is, on the mezzanine, was used as storage.

The offices were located where the current offices are, in the front of the building. To easily exchange information from the office and the sales floor, a pulley system was used to request change, etc.

The Mast Store in Waynesville was the first location outside of the High Country. The building was in the process of being converted into a dance hall before it was purchased and opened in 1991 as a Mast Store.

*Photo courtesy of the Haywood County Public Library History Collection.

 

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Waynesville is located at the Gateway to the Smokies. From hiking and enjoying the outdoors to a stroll down Main Street to visit with local artists, there is much to see and do.
Waynesville is located at the Gateway to the Smokies. From hiking and enjoying the outdoors to a stroll down Main Street to visit with local artists, there is much to see and do. Read less ...
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Stars & Stripes Celebration
TIME:
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Downtown Waynesville

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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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