Cabela’s announced plans to open its fourth store Canada in north Edmonton, Alberta, as well as a second store in Oregon, in Tualatin.
Construction for the Edmonton, Alberta store is scheduled to begin this summer and is expected to be open in the spring of 2014. The 50,000-square-foot store will be located in the Manning Town Centre located on Manning Drive in north Edmonton. It will be Cabela’s second store in the Edmonton area, joining the 70,000-square-foot location opened in 2011.
The store will be built in Cabela’s next-generation Canada layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoor-like experience with wildlife displays. The store also include a large mountain replica, a Gun Library, Bargain Cave, Indoor Archery Range and Fudge Shop. The store is expected to employ approximately 150 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Most will come from Edmonton and the surrounding area.
“We’ve had great success in Edmonton thanks to the many outdoorsmen and women across the region,” said Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner. “This store will provide a second convenient location for our loyal customers and expands Cabela’s footprint in an area where outdoor recreation is placed at a premium.”
Construction on the 100,000-square-foot store in Tualatin, Ore. is expected to begin this fall with plans for a fall 2014 grand opening. It will be Cabela’s second store in Oregon, joining the 58,000-square-foot Springfield location. The interior of the new store will also feature Cabela’s next-generation layout.
Currently, Cabela’s operates 44 stores across North America, including three in Canada – Winnipeg, Manitoba; the existing Edmonton location; and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The company has announced plans to open an additional 13 stores in 2013 and 2014, including a Regina, Saskatchewan, location this fall.