Well, that apparently hasn't stopped Columbia from getting one.
The new Mast General Store in Columbia has opened, a move city officials hope will help revitalize downtown.
Mayor Steve Benjamin and other officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning. The building will be in a renovated building at the corner of Main and Taylor streets.
Mast General locations evoke the look of a old-time general store, selling barrels of candies, food, clothes, and outdoor gears.
The North Carolina based company has locations across the country, including Greenville, but the Columbia store will be the largest. The new store will be 17,000 square feet with 25 employees, all from the Columbia area.
Columbia city leaders hope Mast General will help revitalize Main Street and attract even more businesses to the area. Mast General considered Columbia 12 years ago, but didn't think Main Street was ready for the store.