Justine Griffin / Tampa Bay Times – Veteran Realtor Randy Adkins can remember when Brandon was little more than cow pastures. But over the past few decades, Brandon has accumulated its share of the good and the bad that come with urban sprawl — chain stores and traffic, cookie-cutter neighborhoods and a big mall. But within […]
Bass Pro Shop
Justine Griffin / Herald Tribune – Bass Pro Shops’ entry into the Sarasota-Bradenton market came with a surprise: The megastore outdoor retailer bypassed the site of the much balleyhooed Mall at University Town Center for a rural development just one highway exit south at Fruitville Road.
Bass Pro Shops will open an 80,000-square-foot Outpost store and anchor a new 260,000-square-foot retail center called the Fruitville Commons off Interstate 75.
Justine Griffin & Josh Salman / Herald Tribune – Bass Pro Shops plans to begin construction on a 140,000-square-foot store here sooner rather than later, local building contractors say.
The megastore outdoor chain, which sells fishing, camping, hunting, boating and other gear, is inviting construction companies nationwide to bid on the project at a Benderson Development-owned plot in Sarasota County, near the under-construction Mall at University Town Center.
Justine Griffin / Herald Tribune – Rumored for years, sources confirmed Tuesday that Southwest Florida has reeled in another big retail fish: Bass Pro Shops will open a store in this market.
The likely site for the megastore — which would sell fishing, camping, hunting, boating and other gear — would be at University Parkway and Interstate 75, near the under-construction Mall at University Town Center, sources said.