Bass Pro Shops is opening on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.  The highly anticipated Conservation Night, part of the opening and scheduled to feature celebrities from many fields, will be less one personality, Tony Stewart.

The NASCAR star is recovering from surgery on Monday, October 6, 2013, the third he has had on his right leg following an accident on August 5 of this year.

There is no word yet on whether the Stewart-Haas Racing team or Bass has lined up anyone to serve in Stewart's stead.  The one thing that is certain, however, is that Stewart's fans will be disappointed.


Bass Pro Shop Opening Prompts Travel Advisory

The grand opening of the Bass Pro Shop at the Riverside Center in Utica has prompted the New York State Department of Transportation to issue a travel advisory. The DOT says the event on Wednesday is expected to draw thousands of additional people to the Riverside Center.