Another major sporting goods retailer is coming to the Upstate.
Bass Pro Shops announced Wednesday afternoon that they will be opening a new store in Greer.
Pro Shop will be located in Greer off Interstate 85 at Highway 101, between Spartanburg and Greenville.
Paresh Desai owns Tobacco Plus, just a few miles down from the development site. He says the business climate in Spartanburg County never looked better.
Bass Pro Shops has more than 70 existing and proposed stores in the United States and Canada. The store sizes range from 20,000 square feet up to 300,000 square. The largest flagship stores are known as Outdoor World stores.
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The announcement has nearby business owners feeling excited as well.
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Outdoor recreation merchandiser Bass Pro Shops is known for its large stores that feature extensive selections of fishing, hunting and other outdoor gear.
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"It gives us confidence and it gives us the chance to say, 'You know what? We are here to stay and we may add and we may expand.' It just gives us more cconfidence," said Desai.
Britt said there are more hunting and fishing licenses issued per capita in Spartanburg County than anywhere else in the United States.
Bass Pro's announcement comes on the heels of the opening of Cabela's in Greenville. The 100,000 square foot store is Cabela's first in South Carolina. The stores are considered comparable by many outdoor enthusiasts, with comments on many forums giving the upper hand in hunting to Cabela's and the nod for best fisherman's store to Bass Pro.
It will feature an Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill, a popular nautical themed restaurant that also includes 12 bowling lanes.
He said it is the kindness and hospitality of the people of Spartanburg County that continues to draw new businesses to the area.
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He said Bass Pro Shops will bring people in from all the surrounding counties and even from neighboring states.
hotels, retail and restaurants.
Britt said, "In Spartanburg County, South Carolina, we are revolutionary and soaring."
David Britt, Spartanburg County councilman, spoke of the county's rich history of culture and arts, music and culinary icons and the love of the outdoors. He spent time Mens Air Max Tavas Black thanking county officials, including Sheriff Chuck Wright, county business leaders, and the governor and state officials.
All of the stores have indoor water features that showcase local fish species. In some of the large aquariums, professional anglers and store staff demonstrate the use of an artificial bait to catch the game size fish.
The new Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World store is expected to open in 2016. This 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 South Carolina."
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