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Bass Pro Out of Buffalo

3:30 PM, Jul 30, 2010   |    comments
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Buffalo, N.Y. - The outdoor sporting goods giant, Bass Pro, has been dangling its desire to come to Buffalo's waterfront for more than a decade now.

  • 2001: Talks of a possible courtship began
  • 2004: Bass Pro officially announced it was bringing its 150,000 square foot store to Buffalo's waterfront
  • 2009: Old Memorial Auditorium was torn down to make way for the canalside project and Bass Pro; expected to open in 2012
  • July 30, 2010: Bass Pro announces it is not coming to Buffalo

Bass Pro was offered $35 million in incentives to bring the 150,000 square foot store to Buffalo. It was expected to bring in 3 million visitors to the Buffalo area annually and create 400 full and part time jobs.

Stay tuned to Channel 2 News and wgrz.com for the latest developments surrounding Bass Pro's decision to back out.

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