Mast General Store
Winston Salem • North Carolina
When Mast General Store desired a store in downtown Winston Salem that supported the revitalization of the downtown area and fit the character of their stores, they selected Mashburn Construction to provide a space that suited their needs. The historic renovation of a 70,000 square foot, T-shaped building on Trade, Fifth and Cherry streets transformed a dilapidated building into premium retail and residential space; Mast General Store occupies the bottom two floors while the top two floors were renovated into 21 apartments. A common elevator is shared by the retail space and the apartment tenants.
In order to preserve the historic nature of the building, our team reused the existing wood floors and used re-claimed wood for the floors that were new so they would be of similar character as the existing. At the client’s request, we assisted in establishing the security of the building.
Mindful consideration was used to prevent disruption to pedestrian and vehicular traffic as well as neighboring tenants during construction. The tight site presented a unique challenge of zero laydown space; material delivery scheduling was critical with this job, and our team also utilized storage areas inside the building.
Mashburn provided preconstruction services, design assistance and construction management.