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VOL. 129 | NO. 230 | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bass Pro Ready to Build Bowling Alley

By Amos Maki

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Bass Pro Shops has taken another step toward building a bowling alley inside The Pyramid.

Bass Pro Shops is planning an underwater-themed bowling alley inside Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill in The Pyramid.

(Bass Pro Shops)

The company has applied for a $600,000 building permit through the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a 13-lane, underwater-themed bowling alley, which will be part of Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill.

The Bass Pro project also includes an upscale hotel called Big Cedar Lodge, a re-created Delta cypress swamp with 100-foot-tall replica cypress trees, the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center and an alligator pit that can hold up to 20 of the reptiles. The project will include nearly 600,000 gallons of water features.

The long-awaited observation deck, which was planned when The Pyramid was first built but never was completed, will include a restaurant and glass-bottomed observation decks that jut out from the structure.

The Springfield, Mo.-based retailer plans on opening its destination retail store and attraction May 1, about five months behind schedule. Bass Pro Shops is expected to employ 600 people at The Pyramid.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 56 9,658
MORTGAGES 0 49 10,665
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 12 1,301
BUILDING PERMITS 0 548 21,505
BANKRUPTCIES 0 256 6,219
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 64 4,003
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 60 2,952
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 52 2,073