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Bass Pro Shops Announces Plans to Open 11th Florida Store in St. Lucie
March 18, 2013
Port St. Lucie (March 18, 2013) Bass Pro Shops, America’s most popular outdoor store, will locate a new store in Port St. Lucie, Florida at the highly visible intersection of I-95 and Gatlin Boulevard. The new 100,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops® Sportsman’s Center® will be Bass Pro Shops 11th Florida store location.
Florida ranks 1st in the United States with more than 3 million anglers.
“We are very excited to bring Bass Pro Shops to this premier site in Port St. Lucie and continue our long relationship with Florida sportsmen,” stated Johnny Morris, Founder of Bass Pro Shops. “This highly visible location fronting I-95 is easily accessible and will allow us to bring Bass Pro Shops’ low prices and famous friendly, expert service to better serve the many sportsmen and women as well as the millions of visitors to the area each year,” Morris continued.
Bass Pro Shops will host over 120 million people visiting their 77 stores and Tracker 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 named by J.D. Powers & Associates as one of the top eight retailers in America for their customer service excellence.
“Bass Pro Shops is a perfect match for the City of Port St. Lucie because we have so many people here who enjoy fishing, boating, camping, hunting and other nature-oriented activities,” said Mayor JoAnn M. Faiella. “With this nationally recognized retailer, we’ve landed a ‘big fish,’ so to speak, and we’ve created a winning relationship that benefits Bass Pro Shops, the residents of Port St. Lucie and outdoor enthusiasts for many miles around. We couldn’t be happier to welcome such a great company to Florida’s ninth largest city.”
Bass Pro Shops’ unique, award-winning outdoor stores are known for combining retail with entertainment, conservation and outdoor education. More than just a fishing and hunting store, Bass Pro Shops stores 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.
Their 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.