“Minnesota offers a tremendous array of outdoor pursuits and that has been highlighted by the commitment and loyalty of Cabela’s customers across the state,” CEO Tommy Millner said in a release. “Cabela’s has had remarkable success in the East Grand Forks, Owatonna and Rogers locations and we expect similar results in Woodbury.”
The store will open in the fall of 2014.
The Woodbury location will be Cabela’s fourth store in Minnesota, and construction on the 85,000-square-foot store is expected to start in the fall of 2013, said Wes Remmer, Cabela's spokesman.
The Rogers store is the company's largest in the Upper Midwest, with more than 180,000 square feet. East Grand Forks is one of the smallest, with just 60,000.
"We're excited to get going and give our customers the Cabela's experience," Remmer said.
Cabela's has a loyal following in Minnesota, Remmer said, and Woodbury was a "natural fit."
"Minnesota fits the bill—it's a Cabela's kind of place," he said.
Cabela’s expects to hire 185 full- and part-time workers, according to the release.
The store offers thousands of products, including hunting, fishing, camping and boating gear, among other items.
The building’s exterior will have the typical Cabela’s look: log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing, the release says.
The inside will feature the retailer’s “next-generation layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoor experience, including dynamic wildlife displays and trophy animal mounts displayed on a mountain. The store will also feature a Boat Shop, Gun Library, aquarium, Bargain Cave and Fudge Shop,” according to the release.
The trophy animals will be local to Minnesota, Remmer said.
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