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Bass Pro Shops to open 145,000-sq.-ft. store in upstate New York


Victor, N.Y. -- Bass Pro Shops announced plans for a new Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Victor, New York, which is part of the Rochester metro area. The 145,000-sq.-ft. store will be the primary anchor for Fishers Ridge, a 96-acre mixed-use development. The store has a tentative opening date of 2016.

This will be the company’s third store in New York, as it currently operates stores in Auburn and Utica. This will be the first large-format store in the Empire State.

“Placing our new store at this highly visible location near the New York State Thruway will allow us to bring Bass Pro Shops’ low prices and famous friendly, expert service to better serve the region’s sportsmen and women, as well as the many visitors to this area each year,” said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops.

The Victor Bass Pro will combine retail, entertainment, conservation and outdoor education. It will feature a nautical-themed, Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, which combines casual dining with bowling. There will be 12 lanes, offering customers the chance to feel like they are bowling under the sea.

In keeping with the retailer’s hunting and fishing heritage, the outdoors feel will be 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 region’s great outdoor heritage.

To see the Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, click here.

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