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Bass Pro Shop Re-Opens after May Flood

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-After intense flooding did a lot of damage to the Opry Mills Mall, there are finally some signs of life.

The Bass Pro Shop finally re-opened Saturday. The store isn't a hundred percent yet, so this is what they call a "soft" opening. They'll have a grand re-opening in a few months. It's safe to say a lot of people have missed the shopping experience here.

"A few of us came to work by boat for two days, and had to tie boats down, and retrieve boats that we're trying to float away," said Greg Cole.

The waters uprooted the hardwood floors and pretty much wiped out everything.

"We are glad to get the doors back open while they can shop while we finish our construction," said Greg.

"I miss Bass Pro, I love it, I love their products, I forced my friends to go to Savannah, Georgia for their summer vacation, just to go to Bass Pro," said customer Heather Wiley.

Heather also said she is relieved to see signs of life coming back to this area.

Opry Mills's grand reopening may not come until August, of next year, but it could be later than that. Reportedly the owners are fighting with the insurance company, and are filing a lawsuit against them.

They claim the insurer isn't giving Opry Mills the $200 million needed to rebuild.

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