Bass Pro Shops Announces Plans to Open Store in San Jose, California
San Jose, California (February 6, 2013) — Bass Pro Shops, America’s most popular outdoor store, will locate a new store in San Jose, California west of the highly visible intersection of the Almaden Expressway 85 and Highway 87. The store will be part of the 350,000-square foot Almaden Ranch development and will have tremendous access for all of the east and west Bay population. The new 145,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops® Outdoor World® is scheduled to open in 2015.
San Jose is California’s 3rd largest city, and this will be home to Bass Pro Shops 3rd store in the state that ranks 3rd in fishing with 1.7 resident anglers*. The new store will be located in one of the most densely populated areas in Northern California--conveniently located within easy access to the east and west San Francisco Bay areas. (*www.sportsmenslink.org)
“We are very excited to bring Bass Pro Shops to this premier site in San Jose and to be a part of the exciting Almaden Ranch development,” stated Johnny Morris, Founder of Bass Pro Shops. “This highly visible location is easily accessible and will allow us to bring Bass Pro Shops’ low prices and famous friendly, expert service to the many area sportsmen and women as well as the millions of visitors to the area each year,” Morris continued. “We are extremely grateful to Hunter Storm Development and Ed Storm and Deke Hunter for selecting Bass Pro Shops to be the anchor tenant for this remarkable development,” Morris said.
Nationally, Bass Pro Shops will host over 120 million people visiting their 77 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 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 recognized by J.D. Powers & Associates for their customer service excellence.
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, 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.
The 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.
The Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World store in San Jose will also feature an Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill — the much acclaimed nautical themed entity within the store that features a truly unique atmosphere and design geared for family fun and dining. Twelve lanes, divided into two separate areas of six lanes each, offer customers the chance to ‘bowl in the ocean.’ Casual family dining will be available in the Grill where customers may select from a menu featuring a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and burgers.