Bass Pro Shops Coming to the Upstate


The region’s outdoor retailing market is about to get hotter, as Bass Pro Shops said Wednesday it will locate a store in the Upstate, putting it squarely in competition with Cabela’s, which opened a store in Greenville this month.

It will be a 120,000 square-foot facility at Interstate 85 and State 101 and will open in 2016.

Karen Edwards, a senior instructor in the Department of Retailing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, said it’s no surprise Bass Pro and Cabela’s would target the Upstate, given local residents’ penchant for the outdoors and a recovering economy.

“You’ve got the economy rebounding,” Edwards said. “You also have a major trend in cultural values as health, fitness, conservation. Those all go to into play with the strength of the movement for the outdoor-type retailing. It’s a huge market.”


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