Company’s 15th Florida store will specialize in saltwater tackle and boats.
North Palm Beach, FL -(Ammoland.com)- Bass Pro Shops, America’s outdoor retailer specializing in hunting, fishing, boating, camping and other related outdoor gear, is proud to announce plans for a new store in North Palm Beach, Florida.
The Bass Pro Shops World Wide Sportsman store will be located on U.S. 1 north of PGA Boulevard. An opening date for the new 75,000-square-foot World Wide Sportsman store will be announced at a later time.
This will be the company’s 15th store in Florida as they currently operate nine stores in the state; while new locations have been announced at Tampa, Daytona, Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Sarasota. The Bass Pro Shops World Wide Sportsman store will hire approximately 200 full- and part-time associates from the area.
“We’re very excited to build a quality outdoor store fronting U.S. 1 in an area that has long been recognized for its world-famous fishing,” said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops. “Our new World Wide Sportsman store will emphasize saltwater tackle and boats. This location will allow us to serve local sportsmen as well as the many visitors to this area each year. In addition, the store will be a tribute to the great sporting tradition and heritage of the region and a celebration of the sporting men and women of Florida.”
Located on the sunny east coast, nine miles north of West Palm Beach, North Palm Beach is another gem on Florida’s Treasure Coast. It offers all that Florida is famous for—sunshine, warm weather, sandy beaches and gulf breezes. Noted worldwide for an exceptionally high quality of life, North Palm Beach is renowned for its fishing and other outdoor activities. It’s a haven for outdoor enthusiasts that enjoy ocean fishing, boating, swimming, sailing, golf, and more. In addition, the town’s public golf course was redesigned by resident Jack Nicklaus.
Nationally, Bass Pro Shops will host more than 116 million people visiting their 88 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 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.
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, and other related outdoor gear. A gift and nature center features a wide variety of outdoor-related items from lamps and dishes to bird feeders and furniture. Expansive boat showrooms offer Tracker, Nitro, SunTracker, Tahoe, Grizzly and Mako boats built by Tracker Marine Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of fishing boats.
Bass Pro Shops Dedication to Conservation
Bass Pro Shops lodge-like exteriors and outdoor-themed interiors make them popular with customers. 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 region’s great outdoor heritage.
Since the beginning, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris has been dedicated to inspiring people, especially youth and families, to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors. That commitment, demonstrated over the course of several decades, is a big reason why Bass Pro Shops is known as the outdoor industry’s corporate conservation leader. Bass Pro Shops has partnered with and supports the efforts of many organizations that work to conserve and manage the nation’s natural resources. The company’s key conservation initiatives include fish and wildlife habitat improvements, conservation and outdoor skills education, improving water quality and quality of our lakes and springs, and conservation advocacy.
About Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 88 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 116 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group, which has produced the number one selling brand of fishing boats for more than 35 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge, voted number six by Travel + Leisure Magazine as World’s Best Hotels for Families.