Bass Pro Shops announced plans for a new store in Spartanburg County, S.C., its third in South Carolina. The Bass Pro Shops retail attraction will be located between Greenville and Spartanburg on Interstate 85 at Highway 101. It will be the primary anchor for a 75-acre mixed use development that will include retail, hotels, and restaurants.
This will be the company’s third store in South Carolina as it currently operates a store in Myrtle Beach; while a store for North Charleston was announced recently.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to build a super outdoor store directly fronting I-85 near Greer. We’re proud to offer Bass Pro Shops low prices and famous friendly, expert service to the many sportsmen and women who call this region home,” said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops. “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.”
Spartanburg County includes several outdoor recreational areas such as Croft State park and the Pacolet, Enoree, and Tyger rivers in addition to being located on the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway. More than 80,000 vehicles will pass by the new Spartanburg County Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World store each day enroute to the area’s many outdoor opportunities.
“We are extremely excited that Bass Pro Shops will be developing a significant outdoor-oriented retail center in Spartanburg County,” said David Britt, County Councilman for Spartanburg County. “Bass Pro Shops, being recognized as one of America’s premier outdoor retailers for their commitment to offering unique shopping experiences, will greatly enhance the shopping opportunities not only in Spartanburg, but also the Upstate and adjoining states. We are confident that this outdoor retail center will have a positive impact on our hospitality and tourism industry.”
Nationally, Bass Pro Shops will host more than 116 million people visiting their 85 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.