Bass Pro Shops Announces New Store for Daytona Beach
| August 8, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Bass Pro Shops, an outdoor retailer specializing in hunting, fishing, camping and other related outdoor recreation gear, will locate a new store in Daytona Beach as an anchor for the ONE DAYTONA mixed-use and entertainment destination.

"By bringing a Bass Pro Shops Outpost store to Daytona Beach's ONE DAYTONA, we hope to add to the area's long history of being a top notch outdoor entertainment and tourist destination," said Johnny Morris, Founder of Bass Pro Shops.

"Those outdoor enthusiasts who live in this beautiful part of the country will have the opportunity to visit Bass Pro Shops at the ONE DAYTONA location because it is so visible and easy to get to. Plus, we are grateful to be partnering with the France family and our friends at Daytona International Speedway to promote events for the hundreds of thousands of race fans who also love the outdoors."

This 181-acre landmark project is being developed by the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and Atlanta-based Jacoby Development, Inc. Near the crossroad of I-95 and I-4, this project is in close proximity to the "World's Most Famous Beach" and at the doorstep of the third-largest consumer region in the United States with about 17 million people. The preliminary conceptual designs for the first phase of ONE DAYTONA include 1.1 million square feet of world-class shopping, fine dining, hotel, theater and other entertainment just steps from the "World Center of Racing."

Located at the intersection of I-95 and International Speedway Boulevard, this new 70,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops® Outpost store will be located directly across from the Daytona International Speedway entrance. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.

"ONE DAYTONA combines the thrill of the legendary Speedway with the pulse of entertainment and the buzz of a premier shopping, leisure and lifestyle experience," said Jim Jacoby, chairman and founder of Jacoby Development. "We believe the ONE DAYTONA address has tremendous potential evidenced by the commitment from Bass Pro Shops and Cobb Theaters, as well as continued strong interest from additional tenants."

"Our goal with ONE DAYTONA is to create a vibrant year-round destination that will serve as a new gateway to our hometown," said ISC's CEO Lesa France Kennedy. "We're thrilled to partner with Jacoby, an experienced and renowned developer, to bring this one-of-a-kind opportunity to Daytona Beach. We are also proud that Bass Pro Shops and Cobb Theaters plan to anchor ONE DAYTONA. Their involvement further elevates the reputation of our project and demonstrates the high-caliber entertainment, shopping and dining establishments we plan to attract."

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 also will serve up a wide variety of outdoor-related items from lamps and dishes to bird feeders and furniture. Their expansive boat showroom will feature Tracker, Nitro, SunTracker, Tahoe, Grizzly and Mako boats built by Tracker Marine Group, the world's largest manufacturer of fishing boats.

Bass Pro Shops' unique exterior and interior motifs have branded them as visually appealing, high quality outdoor stores. 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 regions great outdoor heritage

Bass Pro Shops will host more than 116 million people visiting their 77 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada this year; the average customer stays 2 ½ hours and drives an average distance of 50 plus miles. Bass Pro Shops was recently 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.

About Bass Pro Shops®:
Bass Pro Shops® operates 77 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers in 26 states and Canada visited by over 116 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops® also conducts an international catalog and internet retailing operation-the American Rod & Gun® wholesale division--which sells to more than 7,000 independently owned retail stores worldwide. Outdoor World® Incentives also sells Bass Pro Shops® gift cards through over 132,000 retail outlets across America. The Bass Pro Shops® restaurant division has 28 locations. The company's Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackerboats.com) manufactures and sells Tracker®, Nitro®, SunTracker®, Tahoe®, Grizzly® and Mako® boats through Bass Pro Shops® retail stores and over 400 dealers worldwide. The Resort Group (http://www.bigcedar.com) includes Big Cedar Lodge® and other resort properties including restaurants and golf courses. For more information regarding Bass Pro Shops® store locations, products or special events, please visit http://www.basspro.com. To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops.

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


 

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