Opening Fall of 2013
UPDATED: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 2:21pm
Waco, TX — One of the biggest names in hunting and outdoor retailing is coming to Waco this year.
Cabela’s is opening up what they call an Outpost store at the Central Texas Marketplace shopping center in Waco.
The shopping mall is located just off of I-35 near Loop 340.
The 40, 000 square foot store will employ 100 employees.
The store will be their fourth in Texas. The closest Cabela’s to Wacoans is nearly 100 miles away.
The stores, which have a strong following, sell mostly hunting and fishing equipment.
“When a company like Cabela’s comes to town, there’s going to be other companies that go, ‘Whoa. If they are locating in Waco, we need to look here too.' And that’s what makes this so attractive." said Larry Holze, City of Waco spokesperson. "We've reached that stage where the economy is as strong as it is and the unemployment’s low. We’re a desirable place to be and it’s exciting for Waco.”
The store plans to start construction this spring and open in time for this year's holiday shopping season.