Two Stores to Open in Georgia; Others to open in Montana and Canada
SIDNEY, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 25, 2013-- Cabelaâ€™s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB), the Worldâ€™s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to bring the extraordinary Cabelaâ€™s retail experience to four new markets in 2014 â€“ Acworth, Ga.; Augusta, Ga.; Missoula, Mont.; and Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
Construction on the approximately 100,000-square-foot store is scheduled to begin this fall and Cabelaâ€™s plans to open the store in the fall of 2014. It will be located in the Cherokee Village development in the northeast quadrant of I-75 and Highway 92. Majestic Realty is developing the shopping center.
The Acworth store is expected to employ approximately 200 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Most will come from Acworth and the surrounding area.
The store will be built in Cabelaâ€™s next-generation layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoor-like experience with museum-quality wildlife displays. 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.
The Acworth and Augusta stores are Cabelaâ€™s first and second in Georgia.
â€œWe are thrilled to bring Cabelaâ€™s to a state with such a great outdoor tradition.â€� said Tommy Millner, Cabelaâ€™s Chief Executive Officer. â€œGeorgia, especially the Acworth area, is full of sportsmen and women who share Cabelaâ€™s enthusiasm for outdoor recreation. It is time to serve their needs with an extraordinary Cabelaâ€™s store.â€�
Construction is scheduled to begin this summer and Cabelaâ€™s plans to open the store in the spring of 2014. The 42,000-square-foot Cabelaâ€™s Outpost store will be located on the south side of I-20 at Riverwatch Parkway in the Village at Riverwatch development. MGHerring is managing the development.
The store is expected to employ approximately 90 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Most will come from Augusta and the surrounding area.
Designed for efficiency, flexibility and convenience, Cabela's Outpost stores offer the same quality products and customer service for which Cabela's is famous. Cabelaâ€™s opened its first Cabelaâ€™s Outpost store in fall 2012 in Union Gap, Wash. In February, the company opened its second such location, in Saginaw, Mich.
The Augusta location will feature a Core-Flex floor plan allowing products to be rotated seasonally, as well as a rugged outdoor look and feel. It will include innovative digital signage and the same quality products and customer service for which Cabela's is famous.
â€œCabelaâ€™s is very excited about our two Georgia locations,â€� Millner said. â€œGeorgia is full of outdoorsmen and women who have supported our catalog and website for years. The Augusta Outpost store will be a great start to bringing Georgia the full Cabelaâ€™s retail experience.â€�