Mega outdoor store planned for St. Johns County
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Hundreds of new jobs and a new holiday shopping destination are in the works for northern St. Johns County.
Bass Pro Shops announced Friday that it will open a 104,000 square foot store off of proposed new highway 9-B to serve the Jacksonville area.
Bass Pro Shops is known for its sports and outdoor equipment.
The store will be situated on a 40-acre area that includes a 14-acre lake that will be managed for trophy bass and youth and community events.
“It’s a beautiful site and we believe we have found the absolute best retail location in the Jacksonville area to build a new super outdoor store. We are very grateful for the support of everyone at Gate Petroleum, St. John’s County and Governor Rick Scott for this wonderful opportunity,” said Founder of Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris.
The store will generate approximately 250 jobs and is slated to open sometime during the year 2014.
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