In a move that earns him our Grandstander of the Week Award, Congressman Brian Higgins has given Bass Pro a 14 day ultimatum to sign a deal or not. From the Buffalo News:
"I write today because I must inform you that if Bass Pro Shops is either unable or unwilling to act on the lease within the next 14 days, I will insist that the officials of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. proceed with their initiative without Bass Pro's involvement," the letter said.
When asked to respond to Higgins' letter, a spokesman for Bass Pro said, "I know you are. But, what am I?"