SARASOTA, Fla. -- Outdoorsmen on the Suncoast were largely happy with the announcement of a new Bass Pro Shops Outpost that's scheduled to open in Sarasota in 2016. But the large mega-store still has its detractors.
The company says 200 full and part time jobs will be created at the new store, which will be located on Fruitville Road near Interstate 75.
But the arrival of big box store is often bad news for local small businesses.
Sarasota merchants not intimidated by Bass Pro Shops
The big-box retailer is expected to put pressure on retailers, but some are welcoming the competition.