Since its April 29 opening, the new Bass Pro located in downtown Memphis off of Riverside Drive has reached 2 million visitors.

This number is far beyond what anyone could have expected in 7 months.

We have a little over 10 million visitors who come to this city on an annual basis to support our hospitality industry.

To think that we are at 2 million visitors in seven months is phenomenal. This investment by the citizens of Memphis is paying huge dividends for all of us.

I am looking forward to what the future holds for downtown Memphis as it continues to expand. With St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s and ALSAC’s combined $9 billion expansion, we should continue to see the the city’s economy grow and number of out-of-town and international travelers flock to downtown Memphis.

To read more, read the article by The Memphis Daily News.