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Memphis' Pyramid rises anew with a giant Bass Pro Shop

Memphis' Pyramid rises anew with a giant Bass Pro Shop

If the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World were to open a rural American South pavilion, no doubt it would look a lot like the ginormous new Bass Pro Shop (1 Bass Pro Drive; www.basspro.com) in the Pyramid building along Memphis' Mississippi riverfront. This glass pyramid, a whopping 22 million cubic feet and 32 stories tall, dominates the city's western skyline.

Originally built as the arena for the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team, the Pyramid has for years stood as empty after the Grizzlies decamped to the FedExForum just off Beale Street.

Outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops purchased the Pyramid, gutted the interior and...

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