Monday, June 1, 2009

Altoona Bass Pro - Update

Bass Pro ShopBass Pro Shop West side Progress is being made at the Bass Pro Shop in Altoona, IA. The top picture was taken this past Sunday evening, May 31,2009. As you can see in the picture immediately beneath, things were just beginning to be enclosed in February. What a difference three months can make... Bass Pro ShopBass Pro Shop Full Front It is impressive to see the character being given to the building by the materials chosen to cover the structure.
Passing the Bass Pro Shop in Council Bluffs, on our trips back and forth to Lincoln,NE. a couple of times in the last year, left me to wonder what they might decide would fit the Altoona location. The Council Bluffs location reminds me of a huge log lodge, a very inviting site. The Altoona store looks like pine siding on parts of it from the Interstate. Presently, I can only speculate until I get a closer look. Bass Pro Shop A job fair was planned for June 1st-3rd, to begin the search for the nearly 300 full and part-time staff . The invitation to people of the outdoors to become apart of the workforce whether you are a teenager, or a seasoned pro, is being heard over all the local news media. They are looking for individuals to work in the main store, 10 lane Bowling Alley and the Grill section.
Mark your calendars for the Grand Opening scheduled for Thursday, August 27th,2009, if you live close-by, or will be passing through the state on your vacation. I know I plan on being there to check out the inventory and getting pictures to pass along....;)


SimplyOutdoors said...

It looks like the store is coming along nicely. We have a Bass Pro near us, but sorry to say, it doesn't have a bowling alley.

I'm jealous.

CDGardens said...

Simply Outdoors - It is exciting to see what was empty ground now covered with a Sportsman's Paradise. ;)

The Hunter's Wife said...

It's great that they are bringing in 300 jobs for the community there. We have a Bass Pro about 20 miles away and it really is a beautiful store.

CDGardens said...

The Hunter's Wife - It is a very good thing to have the opportunity for 300 positions. There have been layoffs and total job losses in other sectors in the area. The jobs will all be filled without a problem.

The stores are quite inviting from what I have seen of them. I am looking forward to shopping when they open. ;)