Bill Dance Takes You on a Tour of the Biggest Tackle Shop on Earth

Hey. What’s that? Hey. That’s the sound of a 500,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops taking shape. Bill Dance just released a video tour of the store, and—hey—you need to see it to believe it.

Dance is, of course, touring the new Bass Pro Pyramid in his hometown of Memphis, TN. The store is scheduled to open in May, and it’s really a site to behold. Dance’s tour is the first true behind-the-scenes video look since an Arkansas construction worker was fired from his job last summer for posting his own video of the work on social media.

Dance’s tour, we have to say, is a little more informative.

Bill Dance Bass Pro Shops Memphis Pyramid from Bass Pro Shops Video Productions on Vimeo.

Dance calls the building, “truly one of a kind” and that’s accurate. The 322-foot tall pyramid overlooks the Mississippi River at Memphis, and thanks to Bass Pro Shops its set to enjoy a second life after spending most of its childhood as a 20,000-seat basketball arena.

Last month, the building caused a stir when Bass Pro opened up a job fair to hire some 600-plus workers in an effort to fill positions from fishing experts to chefs, hoteliers and bowling lane operators. (No word on who will be feeding the reptiles kept in the store’s alligator pit.) Memphis is an ideal location for the newest Bass Pro megastore. It’s located in the midst of the Mississippi flyway and straddles three states—Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi—that have large populations of outdoorsmen.

And while some residents are unsure of the new project, which has spawned a parody Twitter account, Bass Pro and the city government expect the store to be a success.

The store’s fate remains to be scene, but one thing is for sure—Dance’s video really is a must watch. Hey.