The Pyramid Arena in Memphis was built as the “mother of all convention centers” to attract sports teams, national exhibitions, and lure visitors to the Blues City.
Apparently it isn’t hooking enough visitors and the silver pyramid is about to become a garish super store the likes of which has never been seen– a BASS PRO SHOP!
That’s right. Plans call for a top water casting plug-shaped “incline mobile” to haul visitors to the top for a view of the city and the nearby Mississippi River. They will most certainly have a casting pond and sell fishing boats, all under the four roofs (no walls) of the pyramid.
When the GUARDIAN visited recently and inquired about the structure, residents mostly shook their heads. Some were actually proud that it was about to become a famous retail outlet, but their neighbors across the river are proud to have inflicted Wal-Mart on society as well.
If the Greater Boise Auditorium District (G-BAD) Boys continue with their obsession to build a convention center piece-meal beginning with a hole in the ground, they may want to look at the new Cabela’s store as a back up plan. A good fishing hole may be a prime attraction downtown.
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