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Cabela's® Announces Official Opening Date of Columbus, Ohio, Store
Ribbon-cutting scheduled for 10:45 a.m.; doors set to open at 11 a.m.
SIDNEY, Neb. (Jan. 10, 2013) -- -- Cabela's Incorporated, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will officially open the doors of its Columbus, Ohio store - the company's first Ohio location - at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7. A ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cabela's executives and local dignitaries will begin at 10:45 a.m.
Opening Day will mark the beginning of a weekend-long celebration featuring outdoor celebrities, family events, giveaways and more.
"Ohio is full of loyal Cabela's customers, avid outdoorsmen and women who live the Cabela's lifestyle," said Tommy Millner, Cabela's Chief Executive Officer. "Many hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts across the region have supported Cabela's for a long time through our catalog and website. Now they get to enjoy the extraordinary Cabela's retail experience."
The 80,000-square-foot store - expected to employ about 175 full-time, part-time and seasonal staffers - is located at 1650 Gemini Place off Interstate 71 near Costco, Cambria Suites, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Hobby Lobby and the Polaris Business Park, among other businesses.
The store's interior is built in Cabela's next-generation format, featuring a large stone fireplace, mountain replica, dynamic wildlife displays, aquarium, indoor archery range, deli, Gun Library and Bargain Cave, as well as thousands of quality outdoor products. The exterior reflects Cabela's popular store model with log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing.
Currently, Cabela's operates 40 stores across the United States and Canada and has announced plans to open an additional eight in 2013 and three in 2014.
Cabela's® Announces Plans for Columbus, Ohio, Store
80,000-Square-Foot Store to Open in Spring 2013
SIDNEY, Neb. (Feb. 16, 2012) -- -- Cabela's Incorporated, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting,
fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to open a store in Columbus, Ohio, bringing Cabela's extraordinary retail experience to customers in
Columbus and the surrounding area.
Cabela's expects to open the store in spring 2013. The 80,000-square-foot store will be located in the Polaris Centers
development at Gemini Parkway and Interstate 71. It will be Cabela's first store in Ohio.
The store is expected to employ up to 175 full- and part-time employees, and most will come from Columbus and the surrounding area.
Cabela's typically attracts as staffers experienced outdoor recreationalists, who join the Cabela's family of employees known for their passion for
and knowledge of the outdoors as well as excellent customer service skills.
"We have so many great customers in the Buckeye State who share our passion for the outdoors, who live the Cabela's lifestyle, we
wanted to build this store to better serve them," said Cabela's Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner. "Generations of Ohioans have been loyal
Cabela's customers and now, with this store, they will be able to really share in the Cabela's shopping experience."
The building's exterior will reflect Cabela's popular store model with log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing.
A large glass storefront will allow customers to view much of the store's interior as they approach the building. The inside will feature the
company's next-generation layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoor experience, including conservation-themed wildlife displays and trophy
animal mounts displayed on a mountain. Additionally, the store will feature a 5,575-gallon aquarium. The store will also feature a Gun Library,
Bargain Cave and Fudge Shop. Construction is expected to start in spring 2012.
Cabela's has announced plans to build stores in Wichita, Kan.; Tulalip, Wash.; Charleston, W.Va.; Rogers, Ark.; Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, Canada; and Union Gap, Wash., all expected to open in 2012. Cabela's also plans to open stores in Grandville, Mich., and Louisville,
Ky., in 2013.
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.
The Polaris Centers development also includes Costco, Cambria Suites, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Hobby Lobby as well as the Polaris
Business Park, and is conveniently located near numerous hotels, restaurants and other national retailers, including Polaris Fashion
About Cabela's Incorporated
Cabela's Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world's largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company's founding in 1961, Cabela's® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World's Foremost Outfitter®. Through Cabela's growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela's also issues the Cabela's CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Cabela's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CAB".