Bass Pro Shops moves grand opening up to Apr. 29 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Bass Pro Shops moves grand opening up to Apr. 29

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Bass Pro Shops moved its grand opening in The Pyramid up from May 1 to Wednesday, April 29.

The grand opening will begin at 6 p.m. and consist of a special "Evening for Conservation" event, which will bring in sports, entertainment, and outdoors celebrities to celebrate. Big Cypress Lodge will also welcome its first guests.

"I do believe that it would bring revenue into this city, along with tourists, and just build the attraction up," said Marcus Fuller, one of many excited about the shops.

The first full day open to the public will be April 30.

Visitors will be able to see the transformation that took place inside The Pyramid, experience special exhibits, and take advantage of store-wide savings and giveaways. There will also be fishing, hunting, boating, and waterfowl experts available to answer questions.

"We have almost three-quarters of a million gallons of water features and several different venues," explained Bass Pro Shops Pyramid Manager David Hagel.

The shops boast a hotel, fine dining, shopping, several aquariums, and the tallest freestanding elevator in the world.

"It's an adventure, a destination, and will have some really nice stuff," said Hagel.

Memphis will feel the impact of all the "nice stuff" being offered at the shops. Bass Pro Shops' general manager says it's creating 600 full and part-time jobs.

"This is going to bring so much to Memphis and Memphis is going to be so much to this and I'm just excited," said Hagel.

"Great establishment, I believe. Can't wait to go in and view it," declared Fuller.

WMC Action News 5 will bring you full coverage from Bass Pro Shops grand opening on Wednesday, April 29 beginning at 4:30 a.m.

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