Cook: Bass Pro Development heats up

Cook: Bass Pro Development heats up




The Bass Pro Shops in Denham Springs is becoming what the developer Jacob Fa-Kouri envisioned when he began the project several years ago. Not only is the commercial area anchored by Bass Pro, it now has Sam's Club coming later this month. Joe Moore with Re/Max First continues bringing in deals for the project, with his latest being the sale of a one-acre parcel on Bass Pro Boulevard directly behind Back Yard Burgers. On June 1, Fa-Kouri sold the one-acre site to S.L. Shaw Properties LLC and Mitch Rotolo for a total price of $807,602, or about $18 per square foot. The new owners intend to develop a 10,000-square-foot center on the site. Moore has already leased most of the space prior to construction. The new center will have a Rotolo's Pizzaria restaurant along with a national cell-phone retailer and yogurt shop. "We have had strong interest in the development in recent months after we improved the master plan and marketed the property more aggressively. Recent traffic counts show that over 22,000 cars per day exit on Range Boulevard at the Bass Pro area, and the visibility is excellent so demand has been strong," Moore says. A groundbreaking will take place Wednesday.

(Appraiser Tom Cook owns Cook Moore & Associates. Reach him at 293-7006 or TCook@cookmoore.com.)



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