It will be Cabela’s second Virginia location, joining the Bristol store scheduled to open in 2015. The store will employ approximately 150 full-time and part-time employees, with most coming from Richmond and the surrounding area.
The store will be built in Cabela’s next-generation layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoor experience. It will feature thousands of quality outdoor products, as well as museum-quality wildlife displays, a mountain with a built-in aquarium, gun library, bargain cave, indoor archery range and archery tech room, boat shop, fudge shop and deli. It also will feature a Wildlife and Land Management department offering a full complement of tractors, attachments, feed and seed and more.
“The tremendous reception we received to the Bristol announcement made it clear that Virginians are hungry for the Cabela’s retail experience,” Millner said. “We’re thrilled to begin the project and look forward to opening the doors.”
FORT OGLETHORPEConstruction is scheduled to begin later this year and Cabela’s projects a fall 2015 opening. The 70,000-square-foot store will be located in Catoosa County near the intersection of Interstate 75 and State Route 146 in a development currently anchored by Costco, serving the greater Chattanooga, Tenn., area. It will be Cabela’s third Georgia store, joining the Augusta location scheduled to open in March and the Acworth location scheduled to open this fall. Cabela’s expects the store to employ approximately 140 full-time and part-time employees. Most will come from Catoosa County and the surrounding area. The store will include a mountain replica featuring North American game animals recreated in their natural habitat, an aquarium, bargain cave, indoor archery range, deli and more, in addition to thousands of quality outdoor products. “This store will allow us to better serve the thousands of outdoorsmen and women who live the Cabela’s lifestyle across the region,” Millner said. “We look forward to serving the area for years to come.”