Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry
hunting and fishing megastore
The subsidy amount is cited in Bob Anderson, "Court clears Bass Pro," The Advocate (Baton Rouge), October 18, 2006 and in the original supreme court opinion, which can be found at www.lasc.org/opinions/2005/04c1674.opn.pdf. See also: Bob Anderson, "Bass Pro takes bids fgor store," The Advocate (Baton Rouge), January 4, 2007.
The original plan for a Bass Pro store in Denham Springs was announced in November 2003. It later came out that the city was planning to subsidize construction and infrastructure costs by issuing about $50 million in revenue bonds that would be backed by the sales tax generated by the store. A legal challenge to the plan went all the way to the Louisiana Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the project in 2005 and again in 2006 . The bonds were issued in 2007 and the store opened in 2008. Overlaps with main Subsidy Tracker data: none.