Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB), the World’s Foremost Outfitter ® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to bring the extraordinary Cabela’s retail experience to customers in Fort Mill, S.C., a suburb of Charlotte, N.C.
Construction on the 97,500-square-foot store is scheduled to begin in 2014 and Cabela’s anticipates a spring 2015 opening. It will be Cabela’s second store in South Carolina, joining the Greenville location scheduled to open in spring 2014. The company also recently announced plans to open a store in Garner, N.C., in 2015.
The store will be located along Interstate 77 across from the Carowinds amusement park on a 20-acre parcel of land currently occupied by the Plaza Fiesta mall. Cabela’s expects to employ approximately 225 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, with most coming from Fort Mill and the surrounding area.
“The overwhelmingly positive response to our recent Greenville and Garner announcements, coupled with the passion North and South Carolinians have for outdoor recreation, encouraged us to open a store in Fort Mill,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to get to work on the project and look forward to opening the doors.”In addition to thousands of quality outdoor products, the store will feature a mountain replica, aquarium, museum-quality wildlife displays, indoor archery range, deli and Bargain Cave. It also will include a full-service boat shop and a comprehensive selection of wildlife and land management products, including tractors, attachments and implements. Cabela’s stores showcase thousands of products, including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating and wildlife-watching gear, as well as clothing and outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings. The company is famous for its strong brand and world-renowned reputation for delivering quality merchandise, value and legendary customer service. Currently, Cabela’s operates 50 stores across North America with plans to open an additional 20 over the next two years.