New field and stream opens

The new store will have outdoorsmen in lines out the door, but what makes it so special?


Friday November 1st kicked off the start of a brand new Field and Stream store in Crescent Springs, Kentucky. Located in the Buttermilk Shopping Center, this new store offers a variety of products including camping, fishing, hunting, and just about any other outdoor needs.

Field and Stream has been around for over one hundred years. It was started in 1871 by a man who sold furs. After that the company has grown to become one of the top outdoor businesses in the country, competing with Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, and Gander Mountain.

As some of you may know, there is a competitor to the new store over in the Cincinnati Mills Mall. Before Field and Stream opened, there was only one place that could fulfill your outdoor needs. Bass Pro Shops, being one of the only outdoor worlds around Cincinnati, offers most of the same stuff as Field and Stream does. So why is this Field and Stream going to be such a necessity to the tri-state area?

One of the things that you may not know is that the Bass Pro over in Cincinnati Mills is closing down and moving to a different location. It will change locations and move over to the West Chester area, farther away from the original location. This would have made it more difficult to get your outdoor products if it wasn’t for the new Field and Stream opening up in Crescent Springs, which is a mild 20-30 minute drive from the west side of Cincinnati.

“It would probably be cheaper than Dick’s Sporting Goods and you get a wider selection,” said senior Tim Diener. Diener shops at Bass Pro for a variety of items including accessories for his truck, clothes, and knives.

As an avid outdoorsman, I just had to get a peek at the new outdoor retailer. I went the second day it was open and I was astounded at the quality of the store. Unlike Bass Pro, which is more fishing and boating oriented, Field and Stream is more hunting oriented. All though they have a wide selection of fishing gear, Field and Stream has a substantial difference in the selection of guns and bows than Bass Pro. I think the store has a much wider selection of everything, from camo and hunting apparel to merchandising to any outdoor needs. Their displays are a lot more vivid using massive trophies killed throughout the US. No doubt that after seeing the new outdoor world that it’s my new favorite store in the tri-state.

“Well in my opinion Field and Stream is better than Bass Pro Shops because it was the original outdoors company,” said senior Andrew Holiday, a Bass Pro regular. “Now that there’s a store close by I can’t wait to go.”

The move of the Cincinnati Mills Bass Pro is set to take place in 2014, making Field and Stream the number one source for your nature needs.