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October 19, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Grand opening for new Bass Pro Shops in Tacoma is Wednesday

The new Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Store at 7905 South Hosmer Street in Tacoma opens its doors on Wednesday (Oct. 22).

There will be an opening ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. followed by a ribbon cutting at 6:30 p.m.

The store will be themed after the Pacific Northwest with a large log and rock work, indoor aquarium stocked with local fish, trophy wildlife mounts, a fireplace, and photos and hand-painted art work.

The rustic look of the 142,000-square-foot store will provide shoppers with a huge selection of outdoor gear for anglers, hunters, other outdoor related items and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill.

The entrance to the store is an archway of fighting elk with murals all across the walls showing popular Washington landmarks.

All the fishing gear is driven toward local fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, and the White River Fly Shop features the latest fly gear as well as antique and collectible fly fishing items.

In the hunting department, the gun cabinets are filled with displays of black-tailed deer and turkey on the left side, and wolves chasing mule deer to the right and up onto the archery ledge.

The fishing and marine departments has murals and displays of local waterfalls and landscapes.

The 12,000-gallon freshwater aquarium filled with 75 to 100 local fish species has a waterfall with mountain lion, big horn sheep and mountain goats with a mural of Mount Rainier in the background.

Shoppers will also find a large selection of artwork, furniture, gifts and everything a cooking fanatic could want. Name brand clothing companies include Columbia, North Face, Bob Timberlake and RedHead.

The marine and boat center has a wide range of boats from Tracker, Nitro, Tahoe, Sun Tracker, Mako, Ascend and more. A service center will supply boaters with all their needs from boat rigging to service from expert technicians. The store will also have free outdoor seminars and workshops. There will also be special giveaways Oct. 23-26.

Special guests on the opening night include Seahawks kick Steven Hauschka; motocross star Ryan Villopoto; bass fishermen and TV outdoor personality Jimmy Houston; RedHead Pro Hunting Team Member Bob Foulkrod; host of “MeatEater ” TV Show Seen on The Sportsman Channel Steven Rinella; host of “Day One Outdoors” TV Show Cody Herman; co-host for “Northwest Wild Country” Radio Show/Pautzke Pro Staff Duane Inglin; former Bassmaster Angler of the Year/4-Time Bassmaster Elite Series Winner/ and outdoor TV personality Timmy Horton; RedHead Pro Hunting Team Member/USA Para Archery National Team Member/USA Archery Level 3 NTS Coach Lance Thornton; competitive shooter and “World’s Best All-Around Shooter” Doug Koenigl 2014 Miss Washington USA Allyson Rowe; and America’s Billiards Star Jeanette Lee.

Autographs by guests will be available on Oct. 22 approximately 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. One autograph per person as time allows.

The store hours will be Monday through Saturday  from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. For details, call 253-671-5700 or http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=95.

 

 

 

 

 

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