Construction of a major sporting-goods store is expected to begin Tuesday after a groundbreaking ceremony.
Plans to build a Bass Pro Shops store as the fourth and final phase of Tanger Outlets The Walk were announced in August 2012.
The retailer known for elaborate displays of fishing, hunting and other sports equipment will occupy 4 acres at the foot of the Atlantic City Expressway, Atlantic and Mississippi avenues. The 86,000-square-foot store will be behind Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino.
A year ago, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority allocated $12.3 million in financing for the project with an additional $11 million in tax abatements over 11 years.
The total project cost then was said to be $18 million, but a press release announcing the groundbreaking said the total cost of the project is more than $35 million.
Baltimore-based developer David Cordish opened The Walk outlets in 2003 on CRDA-owned property. He later sold nearly all of the company's interests to Tanger Factory Outlet Centers in a $199 million deal while maintaining development rights for the final phase.
Blake Cordish, president of development for Cordish Co., and Aaron Frazier, general manager of Bass Pro Shops, are expected to attend Tuesday's ceremony.
Site preparation has been underway for weeks. A parking lot operated by the South Jersey Transportation Authority has been dismantled as bulldozers have prepared the land for construction.