AZ: Bass Pro Shops Plans Mega-Store on Tucson's South Side, To Hire About 128 Workers | Trade and Industry Development

AZ: Bass Pro Shops Plans Mega-Store on Tucson's South Side, To Hire About 128 Workers

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Sep 26, 2023
Bass Pro Shops plans to build a 100,000-square-foot “destination” retail store aon Tucson’s south side, its first in the area and third in Arizona.

Bass Pro Shops announced plans for a new destination retail store in Tucson, Ariz. The opening of the Outdoor World will mark the third Bass Pro Shops location in Arizona, as it continues to expand its presence to serve the passionate sportsmen and women in the Southwest with the widest selection of quality products at the best prices around, providing genuine, friendly expert service.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the sportsmen and women of southern Arizona,” said noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. “This new store will make it easier for the people and families who love to hunt and fish Arizona’s deserts and waterways to spend time together in the great outdoors.”

Bass Pro Shops looks forward to partnering with the City of Tucson to bring the widest selection of hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation gear in the industry with an inventory tailored to the region.

“I am excited to welcome Bass Pro Shops to Tucson,” said Tucson Mayor Regina Romero. “Tucsonans have a love for the outdoors and choose to live here because of our beautiful mountains and access to outdoor recreation. Our thriving ecotourism industry is creating jobs, it is good for our economy and is attracting retailers like Bass Pro Shops to Southern Arizona,” said the Mayor.

The new retail destination will be conveniently located off I-10 as an anchor of Marketplace at the Bridges. Frank Egan, President of Tucson Retail, LLC said, ““Our team has worked for over 15 years to develop Marketplace at the Bridges into a first-class project for the City of Tucson.  Bass Pro’s commitment to our site has secured our position as Southern Arizona’s premier retail, entertainment, and hospitality destination.”

The retailer will employ about 128 workers in full- and part-time positions, according to a memo to the city council by City Manager Michael Ortega, reports Tucson.com/Arizona Daily Star.

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