East Peoria, Illinois
Bass Pro Shops – East Peoria
Client / Owner
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Architect / Engineer
Creative Ink Architects
Bass Pro Shops called on Graycor Construction to build their destination outdoor superstore in East Peoria, Illinois. The single story, riverfront store includes an Uncle Bucks Fish Bowl and Grill, a themed restaurant with a 12-lane bowling alley, billiards, private dining, bar and salt water aquarium.
Built on a pile foundation system, Graycor’s scope on the project began with concrete piers and footing. The store is about 145,000 square feet – and takes up just more than 20 acres of the 35-acre site. The structural steel building with metal decking has sloped exterior metal stud wall with shingles and reclaimed metal barn tin. The building also features timber structures and log wraps.
Award-winning in their concept and design, Bass Pro Shops retail stores are rated as top tourist destinations. Well over 100 million people visit their stores annually. Widely recognized for their efforts in conservation and outdoor education, Bass Pro Shops stores also offer Outdoor Skills Workshops for adults, kids and families.
This superstore marks Graycor’s fifth project completed for Bass Pro Shops. Other Bass Pro Shops built by Graycor include locations in Bolingbrook, Illinois; Cary, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee (post-flood renovations); Portage, Indiana; and Spanish Fort, Alabama.