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Mast General Store

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Address: 402 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
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+1 865-546-1336
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12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 21:00

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Shopping on Gay Street

Great to see a renaissance on Gay Street. Mast General Store is a fun 2 story shop with everything from clothing to home decoration to kitchen items to everything in between... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dallas, Georgia
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Dallas, Georgia
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68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to see a renaissance on Gay Street. Mast General Store is a fun 2 story shop with everything from clothing to home decoration to kitchen items to everything in between. You can even find some old fashioned (and current) candies to but by the pound. If you shop here you will definitely find something you want to take home... More 

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Thank mark c
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

As the name implies, it takes on a "general" store approach with lots of stuff and a fairly large floor area considering being in the Old City. Allow yourself some time to look around. Definitely a good place to go when visiting the Old City.

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Thank Sling-0
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Sling-O, Thanks for your review. We appreciate your time and I'm happy that you enjoyed shopping at the Mast General Store. More 

Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Mast General Store is, after all, well-named. They sell a vast selection general products, but honestly, I came here for the candy. Besides having barrels full of typical American candy, they sell clothes, cookware, home goods, and a whole downstairs I didn't go. The location is really good, right across the street from Market Square. One complaint, the candy... More 

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1 Thank Timothy T
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Timothy T. Honesty is the best policy - especially when it comes to candy! Shop with us again soon! More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This store near Market Square in downtime Knoxville was so much fun to visit. There are gift ideas for everyone on your list - candy, kitchen items, unique finds, toys, clothing, and more! We could have spent hours in here!

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Thank clingmom
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, clingmom. Shop with us again! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We always like to visit Mast General whenever we are near one. We have been to the one in Knoxville many times. We always find something to buy. This time we got some Christmas gifts, and a few things for ourselves. They always have such a good variety of products.

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Thank cphannah
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

cphannah, Thanks for your review. Happy you found some Christmas gifts and some things for yourself. Hope you can visit again soon. More 

Greenback
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207 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

i truly love this place! all the nostalgic candy! really neat gifts & clothes. huge camping floor! finding free parking is hard, finding any parking is hard, but if your in town stop by this place!

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Thank Daniel C
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Daniel C. So happy you like our store. More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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541 reviews
281 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was raised in the era of the department store, and therefore find Mast extremely appealing. There are actual departments with different merchandise, and the folks who work there are among the nicest people you will ever meet. I have noticed hard-to-find items in the candy, toy, and kitchen departments. The downstairs is devoted to shoes and outdoor equipment, all... More 

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Thank heyjudithz
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Wow, heyjudithz, we appreciate the kind words! More 

Owensboro, KY
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265 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I think my family took me out of here kicking and screaming. Everything that you could ever want is here. The basement level is an outdoorsman paradise. And the top level has eye candy everywhere. Do not miss!

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Thank bluegrassmom3
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Your review made me smile, bluegrassmom3! We keep the rocking chairs handy so that people can take a load off while "that someone" continues to shop. Come back soon. Next time shoot for 3 visits in one day! More 

Bonita, CA
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246 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

So much fun to visit. Still smiling. Great tourist trinket and trash store plus some old time goodies. I love this store as much as my wife does Nordstroms. Great for kids. Best store in Knoxville. 1 block North of Market Square.

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Thank Snorris57
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

That's a pretty nice compliment, Snorris57! You made our day - "as much as my wife does Nordstroms". Love it! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I love visiting here whenever we are downtown. It reminds me of an old general store with a little bit of everything. My favorite area is the candy section because it is filled with a lot of candy you can't find now a days. They have a unique collection of clothes, housewares, outdoors, shoes, toys, and specialty foods. There is... More 

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