Bass Pro Shops gets ready for May grand opening
I first covered talk of Bass Pro taking over the then-empty Pyramid arena a decade ago.. in 2005. There have been doubts, delays, and general skepticism ever since. But the company announced this week that May 1 will be a definitive opening date. I was able to snag an interview with the newly named store manager who said he's confident the mega-store will open on schedule (even if not fully completed). This really is an amazing transformation. The Pyramid is reportedly the only former sports arena to be adaptively re-used into anything other than a church. Lets also hope it helps revitalize the adjacent Pinch District. Sadly, some of the business owners I interviewed in 2005 are no longer in business.