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 retail experience to three new markets – Huntsville, Ala.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Woodbury, N.Y.
Construction on the 80,000-square-foot store is scheduled to begin this fall and Cabela’s anticipates a fall 2015 opening. It is expected to employ approximately 180 full-time and part-time employees, most from Huntsville and the surrounding area.
The store – Cabela’s first Alabama location – will be located in the newly planned Parkside Town Centre development near the intersection of Interstate 565 and 255 at Governors West Road.“As we continue to expand our retail footprint in the Southeast, Cabela’s knew we needed a store in Alabama,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “With such a remarkable outdoor heritage and lifestyle, Alabama certainly is a Cabela’s kind of place.” The store will be built in Cabela’s next-generation layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoor-like experience with a large mountain replica and museum-quality wildlife displays. In addition to thousands of quality outdoor products, the store will include an indoor archery range and archery tech room, deli, Gun Library, Bargain Cave and Fudge Shop. It also will include a full-service boat shop and a comprehensive selection of Wildlife and Land Management products, including tractors, attachments and implements. Oklahoma City Construction on the 80,000-square-foot store – Cabela’s first Oklahoma location – is scheduled to begin later this year and the company anticipates a fall 2015 opening. The store will be located in the newly planned Chisholm Creek development near the John Kilpatrick Turnpike at N. Western Avenue. “Cabela’s couldn’t be more excited to announce our first Oklahoma location,” Millner said. “Customers across Oklahoma have been asking us to bring a Cabela’s store to the state for years and we look forward to bringing them the extraordinary Cabela’s experience.”