|Updated: 6/15/2012 5:48 pm
||Published: 6/15/2012 9:45 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The mega sports store has announced that it will be a part of the 169-acre Gateway Town Center development near the intersection of Interstate 30 and Interstate 430, which will also include an outlet mall.
“We have reached a firm agreement and will start infrastructure work later this summer with the new 120,000 square foot store, expected to open in time for Christmas next year,” developer Tommy Hodges said. “I am just as pleased and excited as I can be because I feel there is no other retailer in America like Bass Pro Shops.”
Bass Pro Shops says that the store will attract tourists and travelers with its convenient location and will initially generate at least 250 jobs.
“We have been hoping for a store in Little Rock for a long time and, thanks to Tommy Hodges we believe we have found the best location possible,” stated Johnny Morris Founder of Bass Pro Shops. “We are very excited to bring Bass Pro Shops to Little Rock and committed to give our long time customers an unforgettable shopping experience at our newest generation store which will be located next to a beautiful 5-acre lake.”
“The area’s long history of great fishing and hunting traditions along with this highly visible and accessible location make it the perfect place to allow us to better serve our many customers and all the outdoor enthusiasts that visit and live in this beautiful part of the country,” Morris continued Bass Pro Shops’ unique, award-winning, mega-sized outdoor stores are known for combining retail with entertainment, conservation and outdoor education.