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Bass Pro Shops Of Bridgeport Hires General Manager, Announces Jobs Fair

Bass Pro Shops is currently still being worked on for the Steelpointe Harbor location. Photo Credit: Contributed
The anticipated design of the completed Bass Pro Shops. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bass Pro Shops recently appointed Loretta Mercado as general manager and her first order of business will be setting up a jobs fair, a three-day event that will run at the Klein Auditorum  Aug. 17 to Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. t 7 p.m., to help hire staff for the soon-to-be-open Bass Pro Shops.

Bass Pro Shops is America's most popular outdoor store and an anchor tenant of Bridgeport’s Steelpointe Harbor set to open later this year.

"At Steelpointe Harbor we are making promises a reality,” said Mayor Bill Finch. "Steelpointe Harbor will create thousands of jobs and we are seeing the beginnings of that now. This is the largest economic development project in Bridgeport since the Industrial Revolution and will add millions to the city’s tax rolls proving Bridgeport is getting better every day. Congratulations to Bass Pro Shops on hiring Loretta Mercado as their general manager. I look forward to working with her as they begin hiring new employees and bringing jobs to Bridgeport.”

Bass Pro Shops is the anchor for the $50 million first phase of Steelpointe Harbor, which also includes Starbucks, Chipotle, and T-Mobile. Earlier this month, Finch announced that Starbucks has also begun hiring for its Steelpointe Harbor location. The second phase includes the Cinépolis theater and will begin in 2016 with an anticipated opening in 2017.

Once complete, Steelpointe Harbor will be a 2 million-square-foot superregional waterfront destination. Spanning 82 acres, it will feature more than 750,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and entertainment, a 12-screen premium theater, two hotels, 1,100 mid-and-high rise residential units, 30,000 square feet of office and a 200-slip, full service, deep water marina. More than 7 million people live within the project’s trade area.

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