LETTER: Encourage Bass Pro Shops to come

  • Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 6:00 p.m.
    UPDATED: Monday, December 31, 2012 7:43 a.m.

Encourage Bass Pro Shops to come

Big announcement from Bass Pro Shops on Dec. 21: They will not be coming to the Augusta area.

Instead they will build stores in Emerson, Ga., and St. Johns, Fla.

Our economy must still be the worst in the Southeast. That’s the reason they gave for putting on hold the plans to build here years ago.

Maybe they think nobody wants them to build here. Maybe they don’t like the Augusta area. If that’s the case, there are lots of prime building areas in Aiken that run along Interstate 20.

I suggest that everyone write them a letter every week until they make their minds up either way. Or we could try to persuade their competition, Cabela’s, to build here. The last time I checked they didn’t have a store in the South. Maybe we could be their first.

Kenneth Holley

Bath

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