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Reported by Janice Broach

Mayor says Bass Pro is the only option for city

The Pyramid is still sitting empty after nearly two years of waiting for Bass Pro Shops to move in. Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton says that's the only option for the city.

Bass Pro was supposed to be the big fish, but nothing concrete has developed. There is no binding agreement.

There are other proposals out there but the Mayor says he's only got eyes for Bass Pro.

Remember the big fish canopy and all of the other plans Bass Pro said it had for the Pyramid. That was a few years ago.

Bass Pro had planned to open up the mega store next year. Despite all of that, the mayor is wating for Bass Pro to finish the deal.

"At this point in, as far as the Pyramjd is concerned we have a serious proposal on the table, it is Bass Pro. That is the only proposal that this administration is considering at the time," says Mayor Herenton.

Bass Pro had planned to spend $75 million on its store in the Pyramid. But sources say it could be considerably less.

Even though the mayor says he wants Bass Pro and thinks it will happen, there is another proposal out there for the Pyramid.

Stay tuned to Action News 5 for updates on this developing story.

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