Denham Springs Mayor Jimmy Durbin said earlier this week that $50 million of sales tax revenue bonds issued in 2007 to bring in a Bass Pro Shops store could be paid off years earlier than planned.

The bonds are supported by 72% of the 6% local sales tax collected in the 75-acre district near Interstate 12 in the suburb of Baton Rouge. The 18 stores within the district reported total sales of $50 million in fiscal 2011.

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