Bass Pro Announces Store in Fishers Ridge

Bass-ProBass Pro Shops to open New York’s first large format Outdoor World store at Fishers Ridge in Victor

Bass Pro Shops’ third New York store will serve nearly 2 million New York sportsmen and feature Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill.

VICTOR, N.Y. — Bass Pro Shops, an outdoor retailer specializing in hunting, fishing, camping and other related outdoor gear, is proud to announce plans for a new Outdoor World store in Victor, New York. The Bass Pro Shops retail attraction, approximately 145,000 square feet in size, will be located at the intersection of the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) and State Route 96. The new Bass Pro Shops store will be the primary anchor for Fishers Ridge, a 96-acre mixed-use development. The store has a tentative opening date of 2016.

“Placing our new store at this highly visible location near the New York State Thruway will allow us to bring Bass Pro Shops’ low prices and famous friendly, expert service to better serve the region’s sporting enthusiasts, as well as the many visitors to this area each year,” said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops. “This retail attraction will be a tribute to the great sporting tradition and heritage of the region, and a celebration of the sporting men and women of New York.”

“From the earliest stages of our vision for Fishers Ridge, we knew we were ideally positioned to attract best-in-class destination brands that entertain and excite visitors to the Finger Lakes region,” said John DiMarco II, president of DiMarco Group.

“Bass Prop Shops is precisely the type of attraction that will exemplify our vision for Fishers Ridge.

Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris insists on first class in every aspect of their operations, they support national and local conservation efforts, generously give back to the community, and will be a catalyst for other business to join Fishers Ridge.”

“Leading off the development of Fishers Ridge with such an outstanding, award-winning retailer as Bass Pro Shops sets the bar very high for what everyone can expect to see here,” said William Durdel, president of Baldwin Real Estate Corp. “This flagship store will feel more like a museum/art gallery and serve as a center for conservation education and family fun.

“Representing DiMarco Group in lease negotiations with Bass Pro Shops was an absolute pleasure. From the top down, everyone in the Bass Pro Shops organization takes great pride in their professionalism and creativity, which will be very apparent in the outstanding experience they will provide at this location.”

The Ontario County Industrial Development Agency also applauds this investment in the community.

“On behalf of the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency, we look forward to working with DiMarco Group in developing a public/private partnership that will facilitate the Fishers Ridge planned development,” said Mike Manikowski, OCIDA executive director. “This transformative project will provide Ontario County and our region with a significant high-quality, mixed-use development of signature retail, hospitality, conference, high-technology office and quality housing for our skilled workforce.

We are excited to learn that Bass Pro Shops is planning a flagship Outdoor World store for Fishers Ridge. This flagship store will create high-quality permanent jobs, significant sales tax revenue and a tourism destination that will strengthen the county and regional economy.”

Victor Store Will Feature Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill

The new Victor Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World will feature the popular Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill. This nautical-themed center is located within the store and features a unique design geared toward family fun and dining. There will be 12 lanes, offering customers the chance to feel like they are bowling under the ocean. Casual family dining will be available in the grill, where customers can dine on a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and burgers.

Bass Pro Shops’ Dedication to Conservation

Bass Pro Shops’ lodge-like exteriors and outdoor-themed interiors make the stores popular with customers. 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 region’s great outdoor heritage.
Since the beginning, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris has been dedicated to inspiring people, especially youth and families, to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors. That commitment, demonstrated over the course of several decades, is a big reason why Bass Pro Shops is known as the outdoor industry’s corporate conservation leader. Bass Pro Shops has partnered with and supports the efforts of many organizations that work to conserve and manage the nation’s natural resources. The company’s key conservation initiatives include fish and wildlife habitat improvements, conservation and outdoor skills education, improving water quality and quality of our lakes and springs, and conservation advocacy.
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