Nov 19, 2013 6:12 PM by David Randall
We're a little more than 24 hours from the grand opening of a brand New Bass Pro Shop at I-25 and Northgate Blvd. in Colorado Springs. The store boasts 120,000 square feet with everything from guns and ammo to ladies clothing. But the most important aspect of the new store, is that it has brought hundreds of jobs to the area. General Manager Chris Koeninger says they've hired 400-450 associates. "When an economy gets bad and even when an economy is on the rise, a lot of times when people are looking for jobs, they are looking for something they love to do. And with bass pro shops it's very easy because when they come to the store, it's just like being outside," said Koeninger.
The grand opening begins Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Willy Robertson from the hit TV show Duck Dynasty.
The store will open for business on Thursday.