BASS PRO SHOPS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO OPEN THIRD CANADIAN STORE IN NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO
Bass Pro Shops, America’s most popular outdoor store, will locate its third Canadian store in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, as an anchor for The Outlet Collection at Niagara — a 520,000-square-foot shopping center under construction by Ivanhoé Cambridge. Located at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth Way and Glendale Avenue, this high visibility site will be the new gateway to the Niagara Peninsula.
|Artist's rendering of Niagara Outpost.|
The new 80,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outpost store is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014. Niagara-on-the-Lake enjoys a rich tradition of outdoor sports and history as it is situated in Southern Ontario where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario.Some 10 million people visit this area each year and another 2.5 million people are within an hour’s drive of the site.
“It’s an incredible opportunity for Bass Pro Shops to place our third Canadian store in this beautiful part of Southern Ontario,” said Johnny Morris, Founder. “We are very excited to bring Bass Pro Shops to this premier site in Niagara-on-the-Lake and we are very grateful to developer Ivanhoé Cambridge for selecting Bass Pro Shops to be the premier anchor tenant in this extraordinary new retail development. We look forward to bringing Bass Pro Shops’ low prices and friendly expert service to the many sportsmen and women who live in the region. We are also excited to add to the momentum of an area that already draws millions of visitors each year,” Morris continued.
Bass Pro Shops will host over 120 million people visiting their 77 stores and Tracker 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 recently 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, as well as being named by J.D. Powers & Associates as one of the top eight retailers in America for customer service excellence.
"With two highly successful partnerships at Vaughan Mills and CrossIron Mills, securing Bass Pro Shops as an anchor tenant was the ideal fit for Ivanhoé Cambridge's newest development. The store's unique design and unforgettable shopping environment are parallel with the shopping experience we are bringing to Niagara-on-the-Lake," said David Baffa, Senior Vice President, Retail Development, Central Region, Ivanhoé Cambridge.
Bass Pro Shops’ unique, award-winning outdoor stores are known for combining retail with entertainment, conservation and outdoor education. More than just a fishing and hunting store, Bass Pro Shops stores offer equipment and clothing for hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, camping, outdoor cooking and more. A gift and nature center will also serve up a wide variety of outdoor-related items from lamps and dishes to bird feeders and furniture. Their expansive boat showroom will feature Tracker, Nitro, SunTracker, Tahoe, Grizzly and Mako boats built by Tracker Marine Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of fishing boats.
Bass Pro Shops’ unique exterior and interior motifs have branded them as visually appealing, high quality outdoor stores. 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 regions great outdoor heritage.