WOODBURY, NY—Noted outdoor retailer Cabela’s Inc. has announced that it plans to open a 90,000-square-foot store here on a parcel less than a mile from Woodbury Common Premium Outlets here.
Construction on the new store is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015 and Cabela’s expects to open the location in the spring of 2016. It will be Cabela’s second store in New York, joining the 88,000-square-foot Cheektowaga, NY location (suburb of Buffalo) scheduled to open this fall. The Woodbury store in Orange County will compete with a Gander Mountain location less than 20 miles to the north in Middletown.
The Cabela’s store is expected to employ approximately 170 full-time and part-time employees, most from Woodbury and the surrounding area. It will be located near the intersection of Highway 6 and 17 at Averill Avenue. No development cost for the project was revealed.
“Woodbury will be a great location for Cabela’s and our customers in the Northeast,” says Cabela CEO Tommy Millner. “We’re thrilled to announce a second store in New York and can’t wait to serve our customers in the area.”
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, company officials say. The interior will feature a large mountain replica, wildlife displays, an indoor archery range and archery tech room, deli, gun library, bargain cave and fudge shop.
The company also reported that it plans to open locations in Huntsville, AL and Oklahoma City, OK. Both stores will total 80,000 square feet. The Huntsville store, Cabela’s first in Alabama, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. The Oklahoma City store is also slated for a fall 2015 opening.
Cabela’s, headquartered in Sidney, NE, operates 56 stores across North America and has announced plans to open an additional 21 locations over the next two years.