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WILLIAM THORNTON and MICHAEL TOMBERLIN
News staff writers
Leeds has landed the big one - a massive Bass Pro Shops outdoors store that is part of a development that includes a 250-room hotel and as many as four restaurants.
The project, which will be announced today, will turn a nondescript Interstate 20 interchange into a major destination for shoppers and accelerate the development of 3,000 nearby acres owned by USS Real Estate, Jefferson County's largest landowner. The 165,000-square-foot store - bigger than three large supermarkets - will open in 2006.
Bass Pro's development plans will be revealed at a press conference today at the Barber Motorsports Park, located a few miles away off the same I-20 exit. Gov. Bob Riley and Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, are among those scheduled to attend.
The retailer, which sells items ranging from bait to boats for fishermen and boots to bullets for hunters, will employ an estimated 300 people. Leeds officials figure the store could have $75 million to $100 million in annual sales. [...]