Mast General Store
Originally built in 1883, the Mast General Store has been an integral part of Valle Crucis, North Carolina since its establishment. It is one of the country's best and examples of an original country store. It was built by Taylor Henry who later expanded it. As it has done since it opened, it sells general goods such as clothing, footwear, food, as well as other items such as toys and candy. There are eight other Mast stores in the area, which began opening in the 1980s. Given its historical value as a community gathering place and its importance in Valle Crucis, the store was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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