Cabela’s Inc. (Sidney, Neb.), an outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will open three next-generation stores and relocate its Winnipeg, Canada, store in 2013.
Construction is scheduled to begin this summer on next-generation stores in Columbus, Ohio, Grandville, Mich., and Louisville, Ky., with expected openings in spring 2013. The stores will range in size from 80,000 to 88,000 square feet and will include the brand’s signature style with an exterior of log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing. Large glass storefronts will allow customers to view much of the stores’ interior as they approach the building. These locations will also feature a gun library, bargain cave and fudge shop.
“The loyalty of our online and catalog customers made this happen in all three regions,” says Cabela’s ceo Tommy Millner. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring the retail experience to [these] areas where people are passionate about the outdoors and embrace the Cabela’s lifestyle.”
In addition to the openings, Cabela’s Winnipeg store will be moved from a 44,000-square-foot location in the Polo Park district to an 80,000-square-foot structure at the intersection of the Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard. Construction will begin this spring with a planned opening in spring 2013.
Cabela’s operates 34 retail stores in the U.S. and Canada.