Bass Pro Shops will not be coming to Columbia County.
The announcement came tuesday night at the Columbia County commission meeting per County Commission Chairman Ron Cross.
WJBF News Channel 6 received a statement from the county administrator, Scott Johnson, saying that a contract was signed with Bass Pro Shops but "as part of their due diligence period they have determined that the announcement of Cabela's makes the market unviable." He goes on to say " We are extremely disappointed but we have other great things on the horizon."
Back in July, Cabela's announced it was coming to Augusta shortly after the Bass Pro Shops initial announcement. Cabela's is still expected to bring 100 jobs to the area and will be located at the villages at Riverwatch, the development off Riverwatch parkway that is also home to a Costco.
Count on WJBF News Channel 6 for more on this developing story.
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