Wednesday, January 14, 2015

My Decade Covering Bass Pro At The Pyramid

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.

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