Upstate Lowdown: Whatever happened with that proposed Bass Pro Shops?

The future of a planned Bass Pro Shops retail development in Spartanburg County is still up in the air, although a local official says the company is still committed to its plans. The project was announced with much fanfare in 2014. The plans included a 120,000-square-foot “mega store” near the intersection of Interstate 85 and Highway 101 as well as a hotel, Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill and a 12-lane bowling center and an aquarium.

Thomas Shilling asked about the project in Upstate Lowdown, a Herald-Journal and feature that allows readers to ask questions and invites them to become a part of the reporting process as the newspaper tracks down answers. Shilling’s question was put on an Upstate Lowdown ballot with three other questions and won 51 percent of the vote, gaining more than twice as many votes as the next most popular question.

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