Saturday, January 21, 2006

Bass Pro's Crowded Aisles

North Carolina's top tourist attraction for the third year in a row is Concord Mills Mall in Concord, North Carolina. Concord Mills and its anchor retailer Bass Pro Shop's Outdoor World had 17.6 million visitors in 2005, up over 1 million from 2004. In contrast North Carolina's second place tourist attraction, The Blue Ridge Parkway, had 12.6 million visitors in 2005 and was down 7% over 2004. If we only looked at these numbers we might think that folks enjoy shopping for the outdoors more than actually being outdoors. (source The Charlotte Observer & Concord Mills Mall)

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