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Bass Pro Shops receives first shipment of merchandise

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The first shipment of merchandise arrived Tuesday morning at Bass Pro Shops in Downtown Memphis.

Employees began stocking the shelves in preparation for the grand opening scheduled for May.

"It should be ready to open. People are getting ready to spend some money," said Purvis McCain, who is eager for Bass Pro Shops to open in The Pyramid. "I'm a sports person, camouflage jackets, boots, hats."

Bass Pro Shops staffers say customers like McCain will not be disappointed.

"We have clothes, not just for fishing and hunting, we have clothes for every day wear, wherever you are going almost," said Milton Howery, Bass Pro Shops promotions.

And you can expect traditional Bass Pro brands like Tracker, Nitro, Tahoe, and more.

Shipments for the hotel, the cabins, and other attractions are also being sent to The Pyramid.

"Everyone is extremely excited," Howery added. "We are happy to be joining the iconic pyramid to have our store inside."

McCain thinks the new store will be a boost to the Memphis economy, bringing jobs and tourists to the city.

"Opportunities. It's time to get downtown back, booming again," he said.

Daily shipments are expected to arrive at The Pyramid leading up to the grand opening.

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