Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - Cabela's confirms store in northwest Oklahoma City

Cabela's confirms store in northwest Oklahoma City

Thursday, June 5, 2014

by Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman

Outdoor wildlife retailer Cabela’s confirmed Wednesday it will open a store in Oklahoma City in the new Chisholm Creek shopping center being developed at the Kilpatrick Turnpike and Western Avenue.

The store, at 80,000 square feet, is smaller than the 90,000 to 98,000 square feet indicated in an application to the city for a $3.5 million incentives package yet to be approved by the Oklahoma City Council. The agreement is based on 1.2 percent performance of the store’s sales.

Construction on Cabela’s first Oklahoma location is scheduled to begin later this year and the company anticipates a fall 2015 opening.

“Cabela’s couldn’t be more excited to announce our first Oklahoma location,” Cabela’s CEO Tommy Millner said. “Customers across Oklahoma have been asking us to bring a Cabela’s store to the state for years and we look forward to bringing them the extraordinary Cabela’s experience.”

The store will employ about 180 full-time and part-time employees, with most coming from Oklahoma City and the surrounding area. It will be built in Cabela’s next-generation layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoorlike experience with a large mountain replica and museum-quality wildlife displays.

The store, at 80,000 square feet, is smaller than the 90,000 to 98,000 square feet indicated in an application to the city for a $3.5 million incentives package yet to be approved by the Oklahoma City Council. The agreement is based on 1.2 percent performance of the store’s sales.

Construction on Cabela’s first Oklahoma location is scheduled to begin later this year and the company anticipates a fall 2015 opening.

“Cabela’s couldn’t be more excited to announce our first Oklahoma location,” Cabela’s CEO Tommy Millner said. “Customers across Oklahoma have been asking us to bring a Cabela’s store to the state for years and we look forward to bringing them the extraordinary Cabela’s experience.”

The store will employ about 180 full-time and part-time employees, with most coming from Oklahoma City and the surrounding area. It will be built in Cabela’s next-generation layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoorlike experience with a large mountain replica and museum-quality wildlife displays.

 

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