What happen to Brass Pro Shop

What happen to Brass Pro Shop

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bptnews

Matawan, NJ

#1 Jan 26, 2014
Is Brass Pro shop still in deveoplment

“'never'”

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#2 Jan 26, 2014
Who knows… maybe they haven't sent in their monthly bribe.

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#3 Jan 26, 2014
Maybe. But, it will never be build.
BPT

Bridgeport, CT

#4 Jan 26, 2014
and even if they do build it..........is BRIDGEPORT really the marketplace for them??????

don't see a big need here..........

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#5 Jan 26, 2014
yeah, I have a hard time imagining people coming to any store in big numbers, given that location. It's a creepy, industrial place. I say lure some kind of industry to that spot.

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#6 Jan 26, 2014
#5
Good place for a jail for Citizen and his friends can live in.

Sol

Since: Jan 08

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#7 Jan 27, 2014
bptnews wrote:
Is Brass Pro shop still in deveoplment
Sounds like ta good question to surprise Fnich with the next time he's on WICC - if you can listen to them long enough... Just don't tell the screener THAT'S your real question - make up some lie about how much you like your taxes!
bptnews

Matawan, NJ

#12 Mar 10, 2014
I guess there no more brass pro shop

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#13 Mar 10, 2014
I believe it when I see it.
BPT

Bridgeport, CT

#14 Mar 10, 2014
they are pushing around dirt there, and laying down big underground pipes, some sewer issue.
maybe this is the groundwork for a building like that.

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#15 Mar 10, 2014
BPT wrote:
they are pushing around dirt there, and laying down big underground pipes, some sewer issue.
maybe this is the groundwork for a building like that.
I'll believe it when the store opens. And I maintain that the harbor should be used for shipping, fishing boats, and pleasure craft. Not every town is lucky enough to have one, and Bridgeport is blowing it with retail places that aren't going to stay in business and will displace real industry. Put the sports store some other place.

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#16 Mar 10, 2014
bptnews wrote:
Is Brass Pro shop still in deveoplment
Only in Finch mind.

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#17 Mar 16, 2014
Finch claim that the store will be build this year. I doubt it.
ctnews

Bridgeport, CT

#18 Jul 22, 2014
I did'nt no see steels going up yet
Most Interesting Man

Stratford, CT

#19 Aug 2, 2014
I hardly ever go to Bass Pro Shop.
But if I did, I would be dealing with amateurs.

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#20 Aug 3, 2014
They have built a nice paved driveway there, but thats all I can see from the highway.
ctnews

Bridgeport, CT

#21 Aug 13, 2014
Given the delays that have characterized the evolution of the Steel Point development project since it first came up more than 30 years ago, we hope now that the first major component of the project -- construction of a Bass Pro Shops -- has moved into the home stretch, that city officials will be able to bring it home smoothly.

Bass Pro Shops, the Missouri-based sporting goods retailer, submitted its application for a foundation permit to the city on July 24.

The application should get a thorough review, for sure, by the city's building-associated departments, but the application is also entitled to expedited consideration.

Though Bass Pro Shops was not even a twinkle in the eye of anyone in Bridgeport in 1983, that was the year that two development groups were competing for the right to develop what then was described as a 110-acre plot known as Harborpointe.

Initially, with Republican Mayor Leonard S. Paoletta in the mayor's chair and Alderman Ernest E. Newton ensconced as president of the city council, Harborpointe was described as a $700-million project that would include townhouses, high-rise offices, luxury condos, stores and a convention center, with the first units to be built by Spring 1984 and the complete project to be built out over 20 years.

Let it suffice to say that Democrat Bill Finch is the sixth person to sit in the mayor's chair since those first days of exhilaration and excitement faded and gave way to decades of frustration and false springs.

By September 2009, an entirely new set of economic realities dictating the future of such development projects all around the country, Finch announced that plans for what was now called SteelPointe Harbor had been scaled back to a phased sort of plan.

Whether a Bass Pro Shop is the answer to the city's considerable challenges is a topic that's still up for debate. Skeptics say it will be a popular stop -- even a destination -- for travelers on I-95, but that they will make their purchases and return to I-95.

Its greater value, though, supporters say, is that it will be a signal to others that Bridgeport -- particularly this location in the curve of the interstate -- is a spot where success can be had.

Initially, city officials said the Bass Pro Shop would open by Christmas 2013. Now the splash is scheduled for Fall 2015. Lo and behold, it could be mere days before the next mayoral election!

As happens with mayors, they get credit for what good happens on their watch and lambasted for what goes sour, regardless of who's actually responsible.

Five prior mayors played some role in the advancement of this project, just as they played some role in many of the other issues Finch is dealing with today.

Sol

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#22 Aug 13, 2014
ctnews wrote:
Its greater value, though, supporters say, is that it will be a signal to others that Bridgeport -- particularly this location in the curve of the interstate -- is a spot where success can be had.
Right. Just LOOK how "successful" this 110 acres has been for the last 31 years - and it's the TAXPAYERS that have been "had" all that time, and will continue to be 'had' as long as they hope for the pipedreams sold to them by whatever @sshole is whoring for their votes.
tolls

Bridgeport, CT

#23 Oct 27, 2014
Brass Pro Shop is 2-3 months behind schedule.

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#24 Oct 27, 2014
Make that 2 - 3 years months behind schedule.

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