SIDNEY, Neb. (Oct. 23, 2014) – Cabela’s Incorporated, an outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, has plans to extend its retail footprint to Lexington and the surrounding area.
The 70,000-s.f. store will be located in the new Hamburg Place II retail development on Polo Club Boulevard near the intersection of Interstate 75 and Man O’ War Boulevard. Cabela’s anticipates a spring 2016 opening.
It will be Cabela’s third store in Kentucky, joining the 88,000-s.f. Louisville location opened in 2013 and the 42,000-s.f. Bowling Green location opened Sept. 25. Cabela’s expects to hire approximately 160 full-time and part-time employees, most of whom will come from Lexington and the surrounding area.
“The people of Kentucky have a passion for the outdoors and a passion for Cabela’s,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s chief executive officer. “The state has embraced our Louisville and Bowling Green stores, and we are thrilled to offer a third location to our customers in the Bluegrass State.”
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 interior will be built in Cabela’s next-generation layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoor-like experience with a large mountain replica and museum-quality wildlife displays. In addition to thousands of outdoor products, the store will include an indoor archery range and archery tech room, Gun Library, Bargain Cave and fudge shop.
Cabela’s stores showcase hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating and wildlife-watching gear, as well as clothing and outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings. The company is known for its strong brand and world-renowned reputation for delivering quality merchandise, value and legendary customer service. Additionally, the store will host educational seminars and demonstrations throughout the year, offering tips and insight on outdoor products and activities.
Cabela’s currently operates 64 stores across North America and has announced plans to open an additional 17 locations during the next two years.