The new Bass Pro Shops in North Gate has had its grand opening pushed back one week to Nov. 21, according to store general manager Chris Koeninger.
“We’re in final stages of getting the store ready to open,” Koeninger said. “This is definitely one of our grandest buildings from the outside to the inside.”
The 120,000-square-foot store is the center piece in the 200-acre Copper Ridge development near North Gate Boulevard and Interstate 25. The future extension of Powers Boulevard is to the south, Meadowgrass Drive and a future extension of Spectrum Loop is to the east, and the existing Western Museum of Mining and Industry sits to the west. Off in the distance is a perfect view of the Air Force Academy and Pikes Peak.
Koeninger said 450 employees have been hired to work the massive outdoors fun store. The store will be open Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bass Pro will have expanded hours through the end of the year.
Holiday store hours Monday through Saturday are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The store will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.
Additionally, the Colorado Springs Bass Pro will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday. The store will also be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. It will be closed on Christmas Day.
“It’s Disney World on steroids,” said Gary Erickson, owner of the Northgate Properties, LLC; the developer of the store. “This will actually be the coolest thing ever in Colorado. Opening day will be fun for our town.”