Springfield, Mo.-based outdoor outfitter Bass Pro Shops continues its nationwide expansion with the announcement of a new store in the Anchorage, Alaska neighborhood of Mountain View. According to KTUU News in Alaska, the 100,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be open in time for the start of next year’s fishing season, meaning it will beat competitor Cabella’s to open in the market by almost a year:
In a Tuesday statement, the chain praised the new store’s location — in the Glenn Square Shopping Center, on the Glenn Highway at its intersection with Mountain View Drive — as convenient to both Merrill Field and anyone headed north from Anchorage for backcountry recreation. About 60,000 square feet of retail space at the shopping center is being fast-tracked for expansion to accommodate the store.
About three to four acres of land by the location, slated to become one of the chain’s “Outpost” flagship stores, is expected to be developed as a wetlands nature center.
The new location makes the 66th store Bass Pro Shops has either open or in development nationwide.