Bass Pro Shops unveils plans for a new store near St. Louis, Mo.
SUNSET HILLS, Mo. (KY3 / Bass Pro Press Release) – Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s on Tuesday announced plans to open a new destination store in Sunset Hills, Mo. The new 75,000 square foot store will be the third of the outdoor retailer’s location in the area.
Located in Sunset Hills, one mile from the intersection of I-270 and I-44, the new Bass Pro Shops offer a highly accessible location that should attract new customers from across the region.
“We couldn’t be more excited to open a brand new store in our home state of Missouri,” said Johnny Morris, conservationist and founder of Bass Pro Shops. “The St. Louis area is home to incredibly passionate athletes who love the outdoors as much as we do, and we are excited to expand our ability to serve them while showcasing our iconic outdoor brands including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and TRACKER. Boats and mountain bikes.
Like all Bass Pro Shops locations, the new store will feature a very unique custom design. Imagined as a tribute to the region’s great sporting heritage and a celebration of Missouri sportsmen, the store will build on the distinctive qualities that define the award-winning Bass Pro Shops shopping experience combining retail with entertainment, the outdoor education and preservation.
Guests will enter a rising glass entrance. A large, airy lobby bathed in natural light will showcase the industry’s leading boat brands, many of which are built in Missouri. The new location will also feature a large assortment of new ATVs and side-by-side vehicles TRACKER OFF ROAD, the fastest growing all-terrain vehicle brand in the United States.
More than just a fishing and hunting store, the retail destination will offer gear and clothing for all outdoor adventures, including hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, camping and other related outdoor equipment. A gift and nature center will feature a wide variety of items related to the outdoors, from lamps and tableware to bird feeders and furniture. The men’s, women’s and children’s clothing sections will offer a wide assortment of brands including RedHead, TrueTimber, ASCEND, Worldwide Sportsman, Bob Timberlake and Natural Reflections, as well as popular national brands such as Columbia, North Face, Under Armor and more. again for more choice, quality and value.
In addition to providing customers with the outdoor products they love, a team of talented artists and craftspeople will design the store’s localized imagery to reinforce its immersive outdoor theme. Creativity and attention to detail are hallmarks of every Johnny Morris experience, who is often referred to as “The Walt Disney of the Outdoors” for his talent for creating incredible experiences that connect people and nature.
Unique exterior and interior designs have made Bass Pro Shops attractive, high-quality outdoor retail destinations that customers love. In addition to providing a fun outdoor experience indoors, Bass Pro Shops has a large aquarium and water features filled with native fish species, thousands of antiques and artifacts. locals, hundreds of trophy fish and wildlife mounts, and murals depicting local scenes.
To bring this ambitious vision to life, construction crews and craftspeople will completely reinvent and redesign the former Toys “R” Us and Ross Dress for Less locations into one massive outdoor showroom.
Conservation, another trademark and signature value of the company, will play an important role in the store’s mission. The new location will host dozens of events throughout the year aimed at connecting new audiences – and especially children – to the outdoors. Hands-on demonstrations and interactive activities will be offered such as ‘Gone Fishing’, an annual event that aims to introduce families to fishing through ponds with release, throwing games and free fishing seminars in the area. the goal of creating the next generation of environmentalists. Over 100,000 children caught a fish at Bass Pro Shops events last year alone, many for the first time. The store will also support local conservation organizations that protect wildlife and habitat.
Grant Mechlin and Mark Kornfeld, Managing Directors of the Sansone Group, are leading the project on behalf of the owner.
“The Sansone Group has invested heavily in the town of Sunset Hills for many years and is excited to help bring this preeminent retailer to this great community,” said Grant Mechlin.
“The Bass Pro Shops will greatly complement the surrounding retail business and make this city a regional destination for years to come,” Kornfeld added.
Bass Pro Shops is expected to employ more than 100 “outfitters” at its new Sunset Hills site, many of which will be from the region. Last year, Forbes ranked the outdoor brand as “one of America’s Best Employers”. Employment information, when available, will be posted at www.basspro.com/careers.
The new site is expected to open in the second half of next year.
Bass Pro Shops was founded in 1972 when Johnny Morris began selling equipment at his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri.
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