Cabelas coming to Lubbock

aacabelasCabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced plans to bring the unique Cabela’s shopping experience to customers in Lubbock.

Construction on the 42,000-square-foot Cabela’s Outpost store is scheduled to begin this fall and Cabela’s anticipates a summer 2014 opening.

The store is expected to employ approximately 90 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, and most will come from Lubbock and the surrounding area. It will be located in the northwest quadrant of West Loop 289 and 34th Street in a proposed shopping center being developed by Graco Real Estate Development.

“We are excited about it,” said Lubbock hunter Kyle Smith. “It will save on shipping, time and just the inconvenience of having to travel to Dallas or Houston to go to a store. I think they will do well here.”

Cabela’s Outpost stores are generally located in markets of less than 250,000 people. They are designed for efficiency, flexibility and convenience, offering customers the unique Cabela’s shopping experience with access to all Cabela’s merchandise via online order kiosks and an In-Store Pickup program. In-Store Pickup allows customers to order Cabela’s gear ahead of time and pick it up at their convenience at the store of their choice free of charge.

The Lubbock location will feature a rugged, outdoor look and feel, offering a robust selection of gear and seasonal products assortments, as well as museum-quality wildlife displays and an indoor archery range.