Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cabela's announces plans for store in Ammon

A typical Cabela's store, one of which is planned to open in Ammon in 2015.
Cabela's Inc., announced today that it will be building a new store in Ammon, on ground at Sunnyside and Hitt Road.

In a press release, the Sidney, Neb.-based outdoor sporting goods retailer announced it plans to open a 42,000-square foot store here in spring 2015. Idaho Falls-Ammon is one of three new markets in which it plans to open stores (the others are Short Pump, Va., and Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.) The company has two other stores in Idaho, in Boise and Post Falls.

They expect to employ 90 full- and part-time people.

"The Ammon store will be designed with a rugged look and feel and offer seasonal product assortments. In addition to thousands of quality outdoor products, the store also will feature museum-quality wildlife displays, innovative digital signage, an indoor archery range and archery tech room, gun counter and more," the announcement said.

Customers will be treated to the exciting Cabela’s shopping experience with access to all Cabela’s merchandise via online order kiosks, as well as free shipping with 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.

“The continued loyalty of Cabela’s customers across the state, coupled with the success of our Boise and Post Falls locations, made it an easy decision to open a store in Ammon,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s chief executive officer.

The ground where the store is planned is being developed by Ball Ventures and the Salt Lake-based Woodbury Corp., which recently submitted plats to the city of Ammon. City administrator Ron Folsom said work on the infrastructure ought to be finished in time for retailers to begin construction in the late summer or early fall.