Bass Pro Shops recently announced plans for a new destination store on World Commerce Parkway in St. Johns County.
The store will offer its standard gear and apparel for outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, wildlife and camping. Bass Pro Shopsis is expected to bring about 115 jobs to the new location, which is expected to open in 2024.
Bass Pro Shops locations feature a large aquarium and water features filled with native fish species, thousands of local antiques and artifacts, hundreds of trophy fish and wildlife mounts and murals depicting local scenes. This Outdoor World location will be the 13thth Bass Pro Shops store in Florida.
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“We are very excited to announce this new location and continue to strengthen our relationship with the sportsmen and women of Florida,” Bass Pro Shop founder Johnny Morris said in a press release. “We love the great state of Florida and all the world-class fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation opportunities it provides. This new store will make it easier for people and families throughout the First Coast region to spend time together in the great outdoors.”
The 100,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops location will be accessible off Interstate 95.
In addition to an assortment of fishing and outdoor gear, the store will feature industry-leading boat brands, ATVs and side-by-side vehicles among inventory tailored to the needs of freshwater and saltwater anglers in the region.
Duke Steinemann of Steinemann & Company, the developer of the World Commerce Center, said in a press release that he was “thrilled” to see Bass Pro Shops coming to the World Commerce Center.
“We plan to make the World Commerce Center one of the most exciting retail destinations in the region, and Bass Pro Shops is certainly helping to lead that effort,” Steinemann said.