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Old 01-18-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Default Bass Pro Shops, Yes? No? Maybe So?

My father has asked me about 9,000 times if I have heard anything in regard to Bass Pro Shops opening a Pittsburgh area store somewhere in the area of Washington County. I did a little research and have found that the store was supposed to be built, but to my knowledge there isn't even the slightest bit of construction for it. I emailed the company and the response I received told me to continually check their website for new store openings...uh huh.

SO...has anyone heard anything regarding a possible Bass Pro Shops in the area?
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I would think they may be waiting to see how the economy shakes out. I do know the one here in Anne Arundel County, MD has not performed up to expectations. Hard to get to because of traffic and a generally anti-hunting/anti-gun population.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA... where the nest is now empty!
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I'm no expert, but...
wouldn't they have to be crazy to open a store in Washington when that humongous Cabela's is just down the highway in Wheeling?
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Independence, MO
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Cabela's does not compare to Bass Pro in my opinion. I saw that Cabela's the last time we drove to Pittsburgh. Bass Pro is better organized and a little more relaxing to shop at. I hope you do get a Bass Pro. I did most of my Christmas shopping there this year. A little something for everyone is in the store.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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Wouldn't it make more sense to make a Bass Pro Shops north of Pittsburgh so they would not have the competition from Cabela's?
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I've read about Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops, but I find it hard to imagine them bringing in that many people. Buffalo, NY was pinning their whole waterfront redevelopment on getting one of these places. Are there really that many people that would drive a distance to go to a sporting goods store? Or is this like what an Apple store is to computer people?
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA... where the nest is now empty!
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Are there really that many people that would drive a distance to go to a sporting goods store?
When Cabela's was talking about moving in, they were promised - and got - their own interchange off the interstate.

Yes, that many people go there...
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Here are some of the articles from where I got my information...

Outdoor World Retail Stores - Bass Pro Shops

Washington County lands Bass Pro - Pittsburgh Business Times:

I don't seem to find ANY source saying that the development has been put on hold, not going to happen, whatever. That is why it such a mystery to me...

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Old 03-09-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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don't know if you have heard about the bass pro shop that is currently located just outside of uniontown on route 40. i don't know if it is considered to be washington or somerset county however. it may be sponsored by another entity, but i recall seeing the bass pro shop shield hanging out front. hope this helps.

till then, ciao for now.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Greensburg, PA
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I think better locations for Bass Pro would be at Pittsburgh Mills (with the waterpark coming in, a store like that could only benefit the mall) or in Greensburg where retail has exploded in the last 10 years and is in close proximity to the Laurel Highlands. Cranberry would be another good site for it.
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