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Bass Pro Shops to Open Outpost Store in the Augusta, Georgia Market
July 24, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga-- Bass Pro Shops, McKnight Properties and Columbia County are pleased to announce that America’s most popular outdoor store will locate its 4th Georgia store in Columbia County near Augusta, Georgia. The new 50,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops® Outpost will be located at the intersection of I-20 and Flowing Wells Road in Columbia County.
“We are very excited to bring Bass Pro Shops to this premier site in Augusta and to be a part of this great community,” stated Johnny Morris, Founder of Bass Pro Shops. “This highly visible location is easily accessible and will allow us to bring Bass Pro Shops’ low prices and friendly, expert service to better serve the many sportsmen and women as well as the many visitors to the Augusta area each year.”
“This joint venture between Bass Pro Shops, McKnight Properties and the County is a wonderful example of a public/private partnership,” said Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross. “The addition of Bass Pro Shops greatly coincides with Columbia County’s efforts to provide more shopping opportunities for our citizens and the region. We look forward to this long term partnership.”
The region enjoys a rich history in outdoor sports with direct access to the Savannah River and 71,000 acres at Clarks Hill Lake. These amenities afford users many exceptional camping, recreational boating, fishing, and hunting opportunities. Columbia County also plays host to numerous national fishing tournaments and boat races.
Nationally, Bass Pro Shops will host over 120 million people visiting their 77 stores and marine centers across America and Canada this year; the average customer stays 2 ½ hours and drives an average distance of 50+ miles. Bass Pro Shops was recently named by Advertising Age magazine as one of the Top 10 Hottest Brands in America along with name brands such as Old Spice, M&M’s, iPad and Droid. Also, Bass Pro Shops has been recognized numerous times for their conservation and outdoor education efforts, as well as being recognized by J.D. Powers & Associates for their customer service excellence.
Bass Pro Shops’ unique, award-winning, mega-sized outdoor stores are known for combining retail with entertainment, conservation and outdoor education. More than just a fishing and hunting store, the Bass Pro Shops store will also offer equipment and clothing for hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, camping, outdoor cooking and more. A gift and nature center will also serve up a wide variety of outdoor-related items from lamps and dishes to bird feeders and furniture.
The expansive boat showroom will feature Tracker, Nitro, SunTracker, Tahoe, Grizzly and Mako boats built by Tracker Marine Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of fishing boats.
Bass Pro Shops’ unique exterior and interior motifs have branded them as visually appealing, high quality outdoor stores. The outdoors feel is brought indoors through massive log and rock work, large indoor aquariums and water features stocked with native fish species as well as an extensive collection of museum quality fish and wildlife mounts. Historic photos and exhibits will pay tribute to the regions great outdoor heritage.
Other Georgia Bass Pro Shops store locations include Lawrenceville (Atlanta), Savannah and Macon.