Cabela’s® Announces Opening Date for Rogers, Ark., Store

Jul 4th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Sports

SIDNEY, Neb. (July 2, 2012) – Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today it will officially open the doors to its Rogers, Ark., store – its first retail location in Arkansas  – at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. A ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cabela’s executives and local dignitaries will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Grand opening will kick off a four-day celebration over Labor Day weekend featuring outdoor personalities, celebrity appearances, family events, giveaways and more.

“Our customers across Arkansas and the entire region are extremely passionate about the outdoors and waited a long time for this,” said Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner. “Opening the doors to this fabulous store will finally bring the unique Cabela’s retail experience to the people of the Natural State, which will allow us to better serve them. It’s an exciting time.”

The 100,000-square-foot store will be located adjacent to the Pinnacle Hills Promenade mall at the Perry Road interchange with Interstate 540. It will employ about 175 full-time, part-time and seasonal staffers, most coming from Rogers and the surrounding area.

The interior will showcase Cabela’s next-generation layout designed to surround customers in an outdoor-like experience. It will feature thousands of quality outdoor products, including hunting, fishing, camping and hiking gear, as well as outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings. The store also will include a Gun Library, Fudge Shop, Bargain Cave and Deli, as well as a mountain replica featuring North American game animal re-created in their natural habitat, and a built-in aquarium. Cabela’s will provide offsite boat maintenance and storage about a mile from the store.

The building’s exterior will reflect Cabela’s traditional 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 – including a large, stone fireplace near the entrance – as they approach the structure.

Cabela’s, founded in 1961, is famous for its strong brand and legendary customer service. The company typically attracts outdoor enthusiasts who join the Cabela’s family known for its passion and expertise about the outdoors.

Currently, Cabela’s operates 37 retail stores across the United States and Canada. The company also will open stores in Charleston, W.Va., and Union Gap, Wash., in 2012. Additionally, in 2013, Cabela’s has announced plans to open six retail locations – Grandville, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Columbus, Ohio; Lone Tree, Colo.; Thornton, Colo.; and Green Bay, Wis.