By James Buechele
August 29, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Hunters and fishermen are drooling at this news... They'll soon have a new place to buy their much needed supplies.
The Bass Pro Shop is inching closer to opening in Tallahassee-- and the buzz around the economic impact has residents and politicians smiling.
Mayor John Marks was on hand to drop in just one of the 59 fish now living in a 9200 gallon tank.
They even have an Aquarist at the store to take care of them-- that's just one of 200 jobs that are now in Tallahassee. 110 of which are full time positions. Mayor Marks says businesses like the Bass Pro Shop are a win-win for the community.
Mayor Marks: "We have... Actually a lot of fishermen a lot of hunters in this community and this Bass Pro Shops will fulfill their needs very very easily."
An Evening for Conservation will be held Wednesday at 6 pm to celebrate the Grand Opening. Making appearances will be NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, Jimmy Houston host of Jimmy Houston Outdoors, Former Atlanta Braves First Basemen Ryan Klesko, and even Miss Florida. And those are just some of the names!