Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB), the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to introduce the unique Cabela’s shopping experience to customers in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and the surrounding area.
Cabela’s expects the 50,000-square-foot store to open in fall 2013 or spring 2014. It will be Cabela’s fourth location in Canada and second in Saskatchewan, joining the Saskatoon location opened in May.
The store is expected to employ more than 125 full-time and part-time employees, most of whom will come from Regina and the surrounding area.
“Thousands of people across the region share Cabela’s passion for adventure, and outdoor recreation is a huge draw in Regina, so this is a great fit,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “Cabela’s has a strong contingent of customers across the region and this store will allow us to better serve them. We’re excited to take the next step.”The store will be built in Cabela’s trademark style with an exterior of log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing. The interior will be designed to surround customers in the outdoor experience with wildlife memorabilia and trophy animal mounts, as well as a mountain replica featuring North American game animals re-created in their natural habitat. It also will feature a Fudge Shop, Bargain Cave and thousands of products, including hunting, fishing and camping gear, outdoor clothing, gifts and furnishings. Cabela’s Regina store will be an anchor tenant in the Grasslands Shopping Centre, which is being developed by Harvard Developments and includes Lowe’s, Walmart, Golf Town and other businesses. Currently, Cabela’s operates 38 stores across the United States and Canada. The company will open a store in Rogers, Ark., on Aug. 30, and Union Gap, Wash., on Oct. 4. In addition to the Regina location, Cabela’s has announced plans to open seven new stores in 2013 – Saginaw, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Grandville, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Green Bay, Wis.; Thornton, Colo.; and Lone Tree, Colo. Additionally, in 2014, Cabela’s plans to open locations in Anchorage, Alaska; Bristol, Va.; and Christiana, Del.