The Mast General Store has announced its plan to reopen its stores in phases.

High Country Press reports Lisa Cooper, president of the family of stores, said the locations will reopen in a slow, thoughtful, and measured way to create an atmosphere that is welcoming and safe.

The plan is to reopen the Boone location May 15, the Greenville and Knoxville stores May 18, the original Valle Crucis location as well as Asheville and Waynesville stores May 25, and Columbian, Hendersonville and Winston-Salem stores May 28. A date for the Roanoke location has not yet been determined.

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