Cabela’s Incorporated announced plans to open its first store in New York, bringing the Cabela’s shopping experience to customers in Cheektowaga, N.Y. The retailer also announced intentions to open doors in Lubbock, Texas; and Berlin, Mass. The Cheektowaga and Lubbock stores are scheduled to open in 2014. The Berlin location is expected to open in 2015.
Construction on the 88,000-square-foot location in Cheektowaga, which will serve the greater Buffalo area, is scheduled to begin this fall. The store is expected to employ up to 200 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Most will come from Cheektowaga and the surrounding area. It will be located at the southwest corner of I-90 and Walden Ave. in a shopping center to be renamed “Cabela’s Crossing.”
The 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 dynamic wildlife displays and a large mountain replica. In addition to thousands of quality outdoor products, the store will include a large mountain replica, a Gun Library, Bargain Cave, Boat Shop, Indoor Archery Range, Deli and Fudge Shop.
Construction on the 42,000-square-foot Lubbock, Texas Cabela’s Outpost store is scheduled to begin this fall and Cabela’s anticipates a summer 2014 opening. The store is expected to employ approximately 90 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, and most will come from Lubbock and the surrounding area. It will be located in the northwest quadrant of West Loop 289 and 34th Street in a proposed shopping center being developed by Graco Real Estate Development.
Cabela’s Outpost stores are generally located in markets of less than 250,000 people. They are designed for efficiency, flexibility and convenience, offering customers the Cabela’s shopping experience with access to all Cabela’s merchandise via online order kiosks and an In-Store Pickup program.
The first Cabela’s Outpost store opened in fall 2012 in Union Gap, Wash. In February, Cabela’s opened its second such location, in Saginaw, Mich.
Construction on the 88,000-square-foot Berlin, Mass. store – which will serve the greater Boston area and is Cabela’s first Massachusetts location – is expected to begin in the spring of 2014. The store, which will employ about 200 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, will be located in the southeast quadrant of Interstate 495 and Central Street in the Highland Commons Shopping Center, being developed by Benderson Development and SullivanHayes Companies. Highland Commons already is the home of BJ’s Wholesale Club and Lowe’s Home Improvement and Market Basket.
Like the Cheektowaga location, the Berlin store’s exterior will reflect Cabela’s popular store model with log construction, stonework, wood siding, metal roofing and a large glass storefront. The inside will include thousands of quality outdoor products, an indoor archery range, Gun Library, Deli, Bargain Cave and Fudge Shop.
Currently, Cabela’s operates 44 stores across North America. The company has now announced plans to open 16 locations over the next two years.