Bass Pro Shops announced plans to open stores in Hooksett (Manchester), NH; Utica, NY; and San Jose, CA.

The mega 149,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops Sportsmans Center in
Hooksett (Manchester), NH will be located at the intersection of I-93
and I-293 and is scheduled to open in late 2013.

Bass Pro said
Hooksett enjoys a rich history of outdoor sports as it is situated on
the Merrimack River in south-central New Hampshire with easy access to
the rugged beauty of the White Mountains via I-93.  The location is at
the center of the main highways leading to New Hampshires northern
recreational areas.  Approximately 9.9 million people within a 100 mile
radius call this area home.

In New York, the new 65,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outpost will be
located in Riverside Center at the intersection of I-90 and Route 5 in
Utica and is scheduled to open in late 2013.
Bass Pro said
Utica, situated within the Mohawk Valley region, is an area rich in
history and outdoor traditions.  More than 1.9 million people hunt or
fish in New York ranking the state 3rd in overall participation in the
United States. In fact, more people hunt and fish in New York than
attend New York Giants and Buffalo Bill football games.

In California, the new 145,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
is scheduled to open in 2015 west of the highly visible intersection of
the Almaden Expressway 85 and
Highway 87.  The store will be part of the 350,000-square foot Almaden
Ranch development and will have tremendous access for all of the east
and west Bay population.

Bass Pro said San Jose is Californias
3rd largest city, and this will be home to Bass Pro Shops 3rd store in
the state that ranks 3rd in fishing with 1.7 resident anglers*. The new
store will be located in one of the most densely populated areas in
Northern California–conveniently located within easy access to the east
and west San Francisco Bay areas

Nationally, Bass Pro Shops will host over 120 million people
visiting their 77 stores and marine centers across America and Canada
this year; the average customer stays 2 ½ hours and drives an average
distance of 50+ miles.