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Outdoor gear chain Cabela's picks Garner for first NC store

Posted October 24, 2013

— Cabela's, a chain of stores focused on hunting, fishing and other outdoor gear, will create 225 jobs when it opens a store in Garner in 2015.

The 100,000-square foot facility will be the chain's first in North Carolina.

The Nebraska-based company announced its intent to build the Garner store early Thursday. Construction will begin next summer.

The location is near the intersection of Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 70.

“Thousands of North Carolinians love hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors – and many of them are longtime Cabela’s customers – which makes this a perfect match,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s chief executive officer, in a statement.

"We are thrilled to introduce the unique Cabela’s retail experience to outdoorsmen and women across the region and look forward to serving them for many years to come.”

Cabella's said the store's exterior will reflect its standard model of logs, stone, wood siding and metal roofing.

The chain currently has 48 stores across North America and plans to open an additional 19 over the next two years. Its headquarters is located in Sidney, Neb.


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  • COPs eye Oct 24, 2013

    I hope their prices are more in line with this area of the the store, but the some items are way over priced

  • angie27513 Oct 24, 2013

    I do not think people understand the type of store Bass Pro and Cabela's are. People will drive to Garner. I live in Chatham County and will be at both stores when they open. We order all the time from both. Great products at good prices.

  • davidgnews Oct 24, 2013

    I love Cabelas, and happy to see them in the area.

    As with Bass Pro and Walmart, there are always more things to catch fisherman than there are to catch fish.

  • Inside The Beltline Oct 24, 2013

    I'd say Garner is a perfect place for it. Glad to see it in our county versus Johnston so we can get revenue from it.

  • ncsugirlie Oct 24, 2013

    So excited about this!! My family spends so much money with Cabelas, it will be nice to go shopping at the store now!

  • baldchip Oct 24, 2013

    200 part time jobs and 205 full time jobs are better th that store going to Tenessee or Georgia. Bass Pro and Cabelashave become destinations in many communities. Gander Mtn in Morrisville is small and frankly-I was disappointed.

    Work needs to be done at I-40/US 70 interchange coming from the west. The shoppers must cross 2 lanes of US 70 traffic to get from I-40 to White Oak Shopping Center. With this announcement, that project will probably gmore attention quicker.

    That whole US-70-I-40 corridor needs help ever since the Clyton bypass opened. I 40 should have been widened as part of that project. Oh-concerning I-540, the red routeis crazy. The orange/brown route has promise.

    Maybe Cabelas will stock more ammo!!

  • frosty Oct 24, 2013

    "Hah...who is going to drive to Garner just to go to Cabelas?...not many...novelty will wear off quickly once you fight your way there once...horrible location..."

    Are you kidding?? I was planning trip to West Virginia just to go to their store.

    The really big drag over ordering online is getting clothing fit and actually feeling the item. Now I will not have to and just think of all the sales tax the state and county will collect, not just at that store but all the online sales that will now accrue state taxes.

    Maybe we can even give credit to our now Republican government to make us look better to their business?

  • Jack Flash Oct 24, 2013

    "Why are people complaining about job creation? Part time or full time, I'm sure there are 200+ people out there that would be thrilled at getting a paycheck."

    I very much agree, but I do think the Devil's Advocate position deserves a seat at the table, so...
    If we get too happy about certain things, we sometimes forget that there still might be more work to be done. We have to be careful about resting on our laurels and being content w/ starting but not finishing. In this case, there is no question that 200+ jobs is a great thing. No question. However... some people, including me, have concerns about how low corporate taxes in NC might draw business here (great in and of itself), but our "right to work" status might allow those same job CREATORS (hallowed be thy $) to pay really, really low wages, wages so low someone w/ that job could work really hard, but still not be able to support a family.

    I'm happy about this, but there will be things down the road that need to be addressed.

  • Obamacare is here Oct 24, 2013

    I've never even heard of this company.

  • jeffdewitt Oct 24, 2013

    COOL! I wonder where it's really going to be though, the story says at the intersection of I-40 and US 70, but that is an interchange with no exits to secondary roads. I expect it's really I-40 and Business 70 around White Oak Crossing... lots of land available for retail around there.