Bass Pro Shops will open a new store in Port St. Lucie, FL at the highly visible intersection of I-95 and Gatlin Boulevard.  This will be Bass Pro Shops 11th Florida store location. The new 100,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Sportsmans Center is scheduled to open in late 2013.
Florida ranks first in the United States with more than 3 million anglers.
We are very excited to bring Bass Pro Shops to this premier site in Port St. Lucie and continue our long relationship with Florida sportsmen, stated Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops.  This highly visible location fronting I-95 is easily accessible and will allow us to bring Bass Pro Shops low prices and famous friendly, expert service to better serve the many sportsmen and women as well as the millions of visitors to the area each year, Morris continued.
Bass Pro Shops will host over 120 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+ 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&Ms, 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 their customer service excellence.
Bass Pro Shops is a perfect match for the City of Port St. Lucie because we have so many people here who enjoy fishing, boating, camping, hunting and other nature-oriented activities, said Mayor JoAnn M. Faiella.  With this nationally recognized retailer, weve landed a ‘big fish, so to speak, and weve created a winning relationship that benefits Bass Pro Shops, the residents of Port St. Lucie and outdoor enthusiasts for many miles around. We couldnt be happier to welcome such a great company to Floridas ninth largest city.