SIDNEY, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB), the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to bring the company’s unique retail experience and legendary customer service to Summerville, S.C., and the greater Charleston area.
Cabela’s expects construction on the 82,000-square-foot store to begin in 2015, and anticipates a fall 2016 opening. It will be located in Nexton, near Interstate 26 and Highway 17A, between Exit 199 and the new Exit 197. MeadWestvaco is the developer.
“Cabela’s has been interested in Summerville and the greater Charleston area for some time now. We have a loyal customer base established in the region and an opportunity to reach thousands of additional outdoor enthusiasts who either call the area home or visit to shop and enjoy the outdoors,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “South Carolina has provided great support to Cabela’s through our catalog, website and existing stores, and we expect the same to be true for our Summerville location.”
Cabela’s expects to employ approximately 175 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees at the store, most of whom will come from Summerville and the surrounding area. Upon opening, it will become the third Cabela’s location in South Carolina, joining the Greenville store opened in 2014 and the Fort Mill location opened in March.
The store will be built in the company’s new-format layout, designed to offer customers an immersive outdoor experience with log construction, stonework, a mountain replica, dozens of wildlife displays and museum-quality taxidermy mounts, vintage outdoor photos and memorabilia, hand-painted murals, an aquarium and an indoor archery range.
Additionally, the store will include a cafe, fudge shop, Gun Library, Bargain Cave, boat shop, service center and Cabela’s Wildlife and Land Management product offering, along with thousands of quality outdoor products. Furthermore, the store’s staff will host educational seminars and demonstrations, offering tips and insights on outdoor products and seasonal activities.
Cabela’s began as a kitchen-table dream in the Chappell, Neb., home of founders Dick and Mary Cabela in 1961. The couple started their mail-order business selling fishing flies and other outdoor products through classified ads placed in hunting and fishing magazines. The company currently operates 71 stores across North America and has announced plans to open an additional 17.
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.
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