Bass Pro Now Open in Independence
Last night our family braved the crowd and cold weather to attend the Grand Opening of the new Bass Pro shop in Independence, Missouri. I have never been in a store with that many people before in my entire life. The event was short but chock full. They opened at 6:30 PM and only stayed open until 9:00 PM. Once we found a parking spot on the street we made our way to the main entrance. Once inside we were greeted with a live band in the entrance way. The Bass Pro people went all out on this event. Inside they had Martin Truex (nascar), 2 Miss Missouri winners, Freddie Patek (KC Royals hall of famer), Frank White (KC Royals hall of famer), Brodie Croyle, Dwayne Bowe, and Eddie Kennison (KC Chiefs), The Black Widow (female pool shark), The Bass Pro Nascar car, the National Guard motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers, and assorted fishing and hunting tv personalities. Downstairs there was another live band. Quite the little celebration! Today I went back there in the afternoon so I could actually see the store. The store itself is beautiful and well done. The gun counter is probably 80 feet long. All their ammo was 10% off so I got a few boxes. We'll certainly be back there once the initial crowds die down.