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Bass Pro Shops announces plans for a new store in the greater Cincinnati area

October 18, 2013  |  Bass Pro Shops
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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Bass Pro Shops, an outdoor retailer specializing in hunting, fishing, camping and other related outdoor gear, is proud to announce plans for a new store in the greater Cincinnati area.  The 150,000-square-foot store, which will feature an Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill, will be located at the intersection of Interstate 75 at Union Center Boulevard in greater Cincinnati’s West Chester area. Construction is set to begin in 2014 and the new store is scheduled to open in 2015.  The original Cincinnati Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World opened in November 2000 and is located in the Cincinnati Mall.

“We are very excited to announce our plans to build a new Cincinnati area store.  Our new store will enable us to better serve the region’s many sportsmen and women,” said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops.  “Our current location has served us very well for the last 14 years, but we now look forward to building a newer, bigger store to better serve the region’s outdoor enthusiasts.”

New Cincinnati Area Store Will Feature Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill

The new West Chester Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World will feature the popular Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill. This nautical-themed entity, which will be located within the store, features a unique atmosphere and design geared for family fun and dining. Twelve lanes will offer customers the chance to feel like they’re bowling in the ocean. Casual family dining will be available in the Grill where customers can select from a menu featuring a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and burgers.

Bass Pro Shops’ award-winning outdoor stores are known for combining retail with entertainment, conservation and outdoor education. More than just a fishing and hunting store, Bass Pro Shops stores offer equipment and clothing for hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, camping, outdoor cooking and more.  A gift and nature center features a wide variety of outdoor-related items from lamps and dishes to bird feeders and furniture. Expansive boat showrooms offer Tracker, Nitro, SunTracker, Tahoe, Grizzly and Mako boats built by Tracker Marine Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of fishing boats.

Bass Pro Shops’ lodge-like exteriors and outdoor-themed interiors make them popular with customers.  The outdoors feel is 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.

Bass Pro Shops will host more than 116 million people visiting their 79 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada this year; the average customer stays two and a half hours and drives an average distance of 50 plus miles.  Bass Pro Shops was named by Advertising Age magazine as one of the Top 10 Hottest Brands in America along with name brands such as Old Spice, M&M’s, iPad and Droid.  Also, Bass Pro Shops has been recognized numerous times for their conservation and outdoor education efforts, as well as being named by J.D. Powers & Associates as one of the top eight retailers in America for customer service excellence.

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About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 79 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 116 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops’ stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (  has produced the number one selling brand of fishing boats for more than 35 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops’ resort Big Cedar Lodge® ( voted number six by Travel + Leisure Magazine as World's Best Hotels for Families. For more information, visit  To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO.  Follow us on Facebook at

Contact: Katie Mitchell, Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Marine, Communications Manager (417-873-5618)