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Bass Pro Shop readies for opening day

By Lauren Maxwell 7:39 PM June 4, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

One of Alaska’s newest retail giants is getting set to open its doors in the Mountain View neighborhood. Opening day was pushed back more than once for the Bass Pro Shop, but the store is finally set to open on July 9.

The 80,000-square-foot store has a boating department as well as an emphasis on hunting, fishing and other outdoor sports.

The Bass Pro Shop will provide direct competition to Cabelas, Anchorage’s other huge outdoor store in South Anchorage. Bass Pro Shop manager Pat Nolde said the shop’s location off the Glenn Highway might be an advantage.

“We think it’s going to be a great location for us, right off the Glenn Highway,” Nolde said. “We are confident we will have a strong customer base and being next to the military base will be a key component to that as well.”

Nolde said the store has already hired for 200 positions but still needs to hire about 20 more. He said he expects the Glenn Square shopping center, where the store is located, to pick up business as well. Already there’s talk of several new shops moving in.

 

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