According to a March 15, 2013 story written by Chip Rogers on the GPB.org blog, Georgia Works, Bass Pro Shops plans to open a new store in Emerson, about five miles from Lake Allatoona’s Red Top Mountain State Park.
Bass Pro Shops, which calls itself “America’s largest outdoor retailer,” says the 100,000 square foot retail outlet will be in the Lake Point Sports Village — billed as a “massive sports-themed development.”
The article quotes Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, as saying, “We look forward to a vast selection of high quality gear at the Bass Pro Shops everyday low prices, combined with friendly, expert service to the sportsmen and women who come to this state-of-the-art sports development complex. We are very grateful to Neal Freman and the LakePoint Development partners, Atlanta Braves former manager Bobby Cox, current Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost and all the other at LakePoint for the opportunity to feature their outdoor retail store.”
The new “Outpost” store could eventually employ 200 workers.
LakeAllatoona.com welcomes our new neighbor, Bass Pro Shops!