Cabela’s Incorporated announced today plans to open its first Alabama retail location in Huntsville, Ala., serving customers in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee.
Construction on the 80,000-square-foot store is scheduled to begin this fall and Cabela’s anticipates a fall 2015 opening. It is expected to employ approximately 180 full-time and part-time employees, most from Huntsville and the surrounding area.
The store will be located in the newly planned Parkside Town Centre development near the intersection of Interstate 565 and 255 at Governors West Road.
“As we continue to expand our retail footprint in the Southeast, Cabela’s knew we needed a store in Alabama,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “With such a remarkable outdoor heritage and lifestyle, Alabama certainly is a Cabela’s kind of place.”
The store 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 quality outdoor products, the store will include an indoor archery range and archery tech room, deli, Gun Library, Bargain Cave and Fudge Shop. It also will include a full-service boat shop and a comprehensive selection of Wildlife and Land Management products, including tractors, attachments and implements.
Also today, Cabela’s announced plans to open stores in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Woodbury, N.Y. Currently, the company operates 56 stores across North America and has announced plans to open an additional 21 over the next two years.