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Bass Pro Shops to open at Mitchel Field

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#41 JustPractical

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Posted November 05 2014 - 11:01 PM

By the time the store is completed they won't be able to sell anything firearms related.

Sorry for the negative attitude

And with the Duck Dynasty camo clothing fad also passed, there will be nothing left to sell but sausage grinders, jerky seasonings and fishing rods.

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#42 Fastphil

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Posted November 06 2014 - 07:13 AM

Carrambas, Cabelas, potato, potato.

I have been to two Bass Pro Shops, Foxboro, MA next to Gillette Stadium and Ft. Lauderdale, FL next to the International Gamefishing Hall of Fame. The one next to the IGF HOF in FL is huge, and absolutely amazing. It is better than some aquariums I have been to.

. My father loved the store in ft lauderdale. 15 min from Aventura He would call me from the store with what ammo they had and bring it back up in April
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#43 Number 6

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Posted November 07 2014 - 10:00 AM

The american way, killing mom and pop shops one megastore at a time


You only need to read the numerous complaints right here on LIF to question how some mom and pop LGS are even still in business. Indifferent and surly attitudes, bad customer service and high prices are included with your shopping experience. And to contrast that, there are a few newcomer LGSs that people are praising.

It all comes down to customer service. An LGS with a great service will always find a customer base. They may lose some ammo sales when the big box stores run sales, but that has been happening locally for a long time. Having a Bass Pro Shop only increases the size of the customer pool, especially for those that are shopping for other sporting goods items and see the large firearm displays.

Competition is good. And most of us realize that our favorite LGS will take care of us, even if they are a few dollars more. The big box stores cannot effectively match that. But at the end of the day, more locations selling firearms and related products throughout New York State, especially on Long Island is good news for supporters of the 2A.
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Posted November 07 2014 - 10:17 AM

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Who cares. Just another store that will never have any .22LR in stock.
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Posted November 07 2014 - 10:25 AM

Who cares. Just another store that will never have any .22LR in stock.

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Posted November 07 2014 - 10:26 AM

All you guys talking about Coliseum do realize there's already a Dick's in the Roosevelt mall, right?
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Posted November 07 2014 - 11:11 AM

Ironic, is that they'll be waking distance to the Nassau range, but probably won't be allowed to sell firearms, and maybe ammo too. Especially when Cuomo passes Safe act 2, in the middle of the night, in the middle of the next Northeaster. And with Mangano now in Andy's back pocket, no new gun related stores will open in Nassau.
I wish I could be optimistic, but I live in the here and now, not in fantasy land. Nassau is now Cuomo's new home away from home.

Well Suffolk isn't (Andy lost to Astorino here) and I hope Pro Bass or Cabelas consider our half of the island as a prospective site for a new store.
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Posted November 07 2014 - 01:05 PM

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Negative "Waves"

http://youtu.be/-IatwoA00E0?t=4m56s
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Posted November 07 2014 - 01:07 PM

Cabelas and Bass Pro all within 90 minutes drive.... I am getting tingly just thinking about it!

http://www.basspro.c...oreID=113&tab=3

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Bass Pro Shops to open fourth New York store in Nassau County on Long Island

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Bass Pro Shops, an outdoor retailer specializing in hunting, fishing, camping and other related outdoor gear, is proud to announce plans for a new store in Uniondale, New York. The Bass Pro Shops retail attraction will be the lead tenant of Blumenfeld Development Group and Forest City Ratner’s newly designed and renovated Nassau Coliseum and surrounding development project in Uniondale, New York. The site is adjacent to the Roosevelt Field mall and retail node. An opening date for the new 80,000-120,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops store will be announced at a later date.Posted Image

This will be the company’s fourth store in New York as they currently operate stores in Auburn and Utica; while a new location was announced for Victor.

“We are very grateful for the opportunity to be the lead anchor tenant for this exciting new development,” said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops. “Our mega outdoor store will be a tribute to the great sporting tradition and heritage of the region and a celebration of the sporting men and women of New York.”

Considered by many to be one of the strongest retail areas in the country, the Nassau Coliseum and Sports and Entertainment district is located in the heart of Nassau County—a suburban county on Long Island. The area surrounding the project is densely populated with more than 18 million people living within 50 miles. The new Bass Pro Shops retail store will front Hempstead Turnpike which, along with the other roads surrounding the site, has an excess of 30 million cars each year.

Nationally, Bass Pro Shops will host more than 116 million people visiting their 89 stores and marine centers across America and Canada this year. The average customer stays 2 ½ hours and drives an average distance of 50+ miles. Bass Pro Shops was named by Advertising Age magazine as one of the Top 10 Hottest Brands in America along with name brands such as Old Spice, M&M’s, iPad and Droid. Also, Bass Pro Shops has been recognized numerous times for their conservation and outdoor education efforts.

“Blumenfeld Development Group and Forest City Ratner are proud to announce Bass Pro Shops as the lead tenant to the newly designed and renovated Nassau Coliseum and surrounding development,” said Ed Blumenfeld of Blumenfeld Development Group. “We have come up with a unique and exciting product to support the resurrection of Nassau Coliseum. We plan to build a vibrant sports and entertainment venue that will bring life back to the area. As we develop the coliseum with concerts, college sports programming and other family oriented programs, Bass Pro Shops is the perfect anchor tenant to support our vision for this new innovative development. This is a huge benefit to Nassau County; Bass Pro Shops has many existing customers who live on Long Island but have to shop elsewhere. Now people will be able to shop easily in the county and the county will collect sales tax dollars that are being spent in other states.”

Bass Pro Shops unique, award-winning, mega-sized outdoor stores are known for combining retail with entertainment, conservation and outdoor education. More than just a fishing and hunting store, the Bass Pro Shops store will also offer equipment and clothing for hiking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, camping, and other related outdoor gear. A gift and nature center features a wide variety of outdoor-related items from lamps and dishes to bird feeders and furniture. Expansive boat showrooms offer Tracker, Nitro, SunTracker, Tahoe, Grizzly and Mako boats built by Tracker Marine Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of fishing boats.

Bass Pro Shops Dedication to Conservation
Bass Pro Shops lodge-like exteriors and outdoor-themed interiors make them popular with customers. The outdoors feel is brought indoors through massive log and rock work, large indoor aquariums and water features stocked with native fish species as well as an extensive collection of museum quality fish and wildlife mounts. Historic photos and exhibits will pay tribute to the region’s great outdoor heritage.

Since the beginning, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris has been dedicated to inspiring people, especially youth and families, to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors. That commitment, demonstrated over the course of several decades, is a big reason why Bass Pro Shops is known as the outdoor industry’s corporate conservation leader. Bass Pro Shops’ has partnered with and supports the efforts of many organizations that work to conserve and manage the nation’s natural resources. The company’s key conservation initiatives include fish and wildlife habitat improvements, conservation and outdoor skills education, improving water quality and quality of our lakes and springs, and conservation advocacy.

Visit this link to see a video showcasing a Bass Pro Shops store: http://youtu.be/Nib4BEQl2-k.

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Artist’s rendering of Bass Pro Shops retail store in Uniondale, N.Y.

Edited by Habsfan, November 07 2014 - 01:14 PM.


#50 pew**pew**pew

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Posted November 20 2014 - 03:00 PM

they will absolutely sell firearms and ammo. dicks sporting goods is just a few minutes away. think of the home depot and lowes effect. what one store sells the other follows. all incorporated into marketing to the retail consumer. as far as lgs impact??? i personally would pay an extra 50-100 for the personal experience of a gs owner. and i bet 90% of members on this forum would too.

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Posted November 20 2014 - 03:11 PM

The thing that would make me go to Bass Pro over the LGS is the insane gouging on ammo. Paying 70-100% over normal going rate for mail order (Midway, not even those discount places) is just nuts when you shoot a lot. I haven't seen any lowering of those gouged prices now that we're forced to buy it in person. You'd think the increased ammo business would let them be more competitive. Nope.
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Posted November 20 2014 - 03:17 PM

That's great, we won't be able to find 22 in either store.
I was wondering if the Bass Pro Shop's research department did any research on the demographics of the "18 million within 50 miles".

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Posted November 20 2014 - 03:37 PM

By the time the store is completed they won't be able to sell anything firearms related.

Sorry for the negative attitude

You beat me to it
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#54 leftjammer

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Posted July 06 2017 - 08:44 AM

Anyone know the status with this??

 

 Since this is the land of NO, I imagine the brakes were put on and this and it is just a wet dream that will never happen



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Posted July 06 2017 - 09:10 AM

My understanding is that the kibosh was put on this store about a year after announce when the partners in the deal got in a spat. Hence, if you go by the Coliseum nothing is being done after the redo. Plus now that BP picked up Cabelas they have other things on their minds.

Everyone on LI needs to move to Free America !

http://libn.com/2015...liseum-project/

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Posted July 06 2017 - 09:57 AM

The thing that would make me go to Bass Pro over the LGS is the insane gouging on ammo. Paying 70-100% over normal going rate for mail order (Midway, not even those discount places) is just nuts when you shoot a lot. I haven't seen any lowering of those gouged prices now that we're forced to buy it in person. You'd think the increased ammo business would let them be more competitive. Nope.

I was recently in a LGS and bought a new gun, I said I needed two boxes of ammo and the salesperson (I'm not naming names) shot back a price- it actually seemed pretty reasonable so I gave him a thumbs-up and he added them- realized when I saw the total that the price he yelled back to me was PER BOX! 

 

I am not even going to shoot these, I am going to keep them as a souvenir to show people when they bitch about ammo prices online, or that you have to burn $15 in gas to get to the ammo store in rural Utah (where the closest range is your back porch).



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Posted July 06 2017 - 10:55 AM

There is something going on at the coliseum, not exactly sure what but there is a trailer and some building materials and I thought some building going on over by Hempstead tpke in the parking lot.





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