Cabela’s bid wouldn’t stop Bass Pro Shops

Just months before a Bass Pro Shops mega-store was to open at Interstate 85 and State 101 in Spartanburg County, no construction has begun, but the outdoor-gear retail giant is still coming – even if a rumored purchase of Cabela’s takes place, according to Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt.


Yahoo and Reuters reported last month, citing unnamed sources, that the privately-held Missouri-based Bass Pro Shops is exploring a purchase of the publicly traded Cabela’s, another outdoor-gear retail chain. Cabela’s opened a 100,000-square-foot store near Interstates 85 and 385 in Greenville in the spring of 2014. Bass Pro Shops officials would not comment on their reported interest in Cabela’s, but spokesperson Katie Mitchell said Bass Pro Shops remains on the way to Spartanburg County, near Greer.

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