From Mayor Finch:
Mayor Finch, Governor Malloy to Announce Major News for Steelpointe Harbor Development. Bass Pro Shops, nation’s largest outdoor retailer, plans to build store in Bridgeport
WHAT: On Sunday, July 8 at 2:30 p.m., Mayor Bill Finch and Governor Dannel Malloy together with Robert Christoph Sr., of Bridgeport Landing Development, will announce Bass Pro Shops, the nation’s largest outdoor retailer, as a major anchor tenant for the 50-acre Steelpointe Harbor development. The public is invited to attend.
“This marks a historic moment for the City of Bridgeport and Steelpointe Harbor. Bass Pro Shops’ investment in Bridgeport will create hundreds of jobs, generate new tax revenues and bring economic growth to the City. They are a proven brand that will generate interest and attract customers from throughout the region. Bass Pro Shops is committed to Bridgeport and we are proud to have them as a major anchor tenant at Steelpointe Harbor,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “I want to thank Governor Malloy and his commitment to broadening economic development and job creation in our state. We stand ready, willing and able to support this project and to work with the Governor’s office and the DECD commissioner to bring jobs to Connecticut,” Mayor Finch added.
WHO: Mayor Bill Finch, Governor Dannel Malloy, U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal; U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, Robert Christoph Sr. and Robert Christoph Jr., developers of Steelpointe Harbor, John Morris, Founder Bass Pro Shops, state legislators, Bridgeport City Council members and other local, state and federal dignitaries. Also on hand at the event will be: Legendary anglers and television hosts Jimmy Houston and Bill Dance, along with Daytona 500 winner NASCAR® driver Jamie McMurray and PBR Professional Bull Rider Luke Snyder.
WHERE: 495 Stratford Avenue, corner of Pembroke St., Bridgeport CT
WHEN: Sunday, July 8, 2:30 p.m.
The 150,000-square-foot outdoor superstore, equivalent in size to 4-1/2 football fields, is scheduled to open Christmas 2013.