Cabela's coming to Denver!! Wahoo!!


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J.T. Gerrity
May 2, 2012, 10:45 PM
Two new Cabela's are slated for the Denver area; one in Thornton (about ten minutes away by freeway :uhoh: ), the other in Lone tree. Here's part of a story issued by the Denver Post:

"Cabela's announced today that it plans to open two new stores in the Denver metropolitan area by next year.

The Sidney, Neb. outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, said construction on locations in Thornton and Lone Tree will begin this fall with both locations scheduled for opening in 2013.

Cabela's spokesman Wes Remmer said that each store will have about 150 employees.

The stores will be Cabela's second and third in Colorado, joining the Grand Junction location.

'Because of the longstanding loyalty of our customers in the Centennial State, the abundance of outdoor opportunities across the region and Denver's proximity to Cabela's headquarters, its the perfect situation to open two stores,' said Cabela's chief executive Tommy Millner . 'This is the first time we've simultaneously announced two stores in the same metropolitan area so that says a lot about how we feel about the Denver area. It's a landmark day.'

The 110,000-square-foot Lone Tree store will be located in Douglas County south of Denver in the new RidgeGate Commons development along I-25 at RidgeGate Parkway.

'We enthusiastically celebrate and welcome the arrival of Cabela's into the Douglas County community,' said Jill Repella , Douglas County Commissioner.

The 90,000-square-foot Thornton store will be located north of Denver in a new retail development along Interstate 25 at 144th Avenue.

The new development will be located on the southeast quadrant of the interchange and is being developed by Thornton Development, LLC, an affiliate of THF Development"

I'm assuming they'll be carrying the Holy Black. I've run out of places to find any nearby, so it will be welcome. I'm also hoping they'll be stocking Walkers...


Read more: Cabela's confirms it will open two new stores in metro Denver - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20486022/cabelas-confirms-it-will-open-two-new-stores#ixzz1tlXecSdr

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towboat_er
May 3, 2012, 09:16 AM
That's great. Cabelas makes for good shopping.

ultradoc
May 3, 2012, 09:50 AM
That's good news. The Columbus Ohio area is getting one too next year!

ozarkguy
May 3, 2012, 11:26 AM
Good for Denver, I have a nephew there. Also, they are opening up a new one in Rogers, Ar in Northwest Arkansas. I get down there every now and then to take my wife to their big craft shows. Now I have something to do when we go!

Hammerdown77
May 3, 2012, 12:08 PM
I wish we could get one in North Alabama.

I still can't believe we don't have a Bass Pro up here (there's one in Birmingham though).

Make Gander Mountain reconsider their full retail pricing on everything...

1KPerDay
May 3, 2012, 12:48 PM
You already have Bass Pro in Denver... the one I went to was a carbon copy of Cabela's. But I guess more is mo' betta. :cool:

Busyhands94
May 3, 2012, 01:34 PM
There needs to be a Cabelas in North California. I would be in heaven if I were to have a whole wallmart sized sporting goods store that I could go to on a lazy Tuesday afternoon with friends, eat those cinnamon-sugar coated cashews they sell and look at their taxidermy, go buy 5000 rounds of .22 LR, a couple pounds of powder or even a few thousand caps or shotgun primers, or just something like that. Nothing would make me happier.

Although it probably wouldn't be safe in California. I don't know if we'd have deranged greenies coming from down south to wage war.

Pilot
May 3, 2012, 01:54 PM
Will the one in Lone Tree be at or near the Park Meadows Mall? They've been talking about the one in Thornton for a long time, and it was put on hold a while back due to the economy. I was unaware there was going to be one in Lone Tree.

DAP90
May 3, 2012, 02:58 PM
You already have Bass Pro in Denver... the one I went to was a carbon copy of Cabela's. But I guess more is mo' betta.

With any luck maybe there will be a price war between the two here locally. It seems like with the Bass Pro here in Denver you get to pay a little extra for the spectacle.

That will probably kill off the last Sportsman Warehouse around here as it will be within minutes of the new Cabela's. Which is too bad because I always liked that place.

1KPerDay
May 3, 2012, 03:03 PM
Same with Cabela's... once in a while you find a good deal on something but I generally figure on prices about 30% more than they should be.

Also, make sure you take note of the "sale" prices marked on the shelf. At my local cabelas they are fond of not actually changing the price when you ring up the items. About 70% of the time they ring up at full price and you have to be on your toes and let the cashier know. A couple of times they've made me walk back with a sales associate and prove the marked price is correct. It's a hassle but you can get reasonable prices on some items that way.

Also FYI if they have a price online that's good, you can show them and they'll match it in store.

TomADC
May 3, 2012, 04:11 PM
Lucky guy my closest is in Glendale AZ, Do have a Bass Pro Shop a hour or so away, if Cabela's was closer I'd probably be single!! :D

Dr.Rob
May 3, 2012, 04:40 PM
These are not going to be as big as the 'flagship' stores from what I understand. There was supposed to be a single mega store going into Westminster that was downsized to 2 smaller stores.

faustopph
May 5, 2012, 03:56 PM
I was thrilled when they built a store in Richfield ,WI. . The thrill was gone shortly after the store opened . They carry very little for the Blackpowder shooter , unless you shoot an inline and usually cost more . Even then the selection is just ok , far less than great. So . I buy mostly from the same places I did before Cabela's came to Richfield , online ,and not Cabela's, or Bill's in Lomira,WI. .

Driftwood Johnson
May 5, 2012, 04:33 PM
Howdy

I hope they build it. Cabelas announced they were going to open a store in Hookestt NH, less than an hour from me, a few years ago. Then the recession happened and it never got built.

arcticap
May 5, 2012, 05:41 PM
Well Driftwood Johnson, at least Cabela's already has a store in Scarborough, ME which is only 96 miles from Hooksett, NH.
Or come on down to the East Hartford, CT store and visit sometime.
It's a huge store and can get quite busy on weekends.
Some folks travel a couple of hours away from NY state to come and buy guns here.
How's that BassPro store in Foxboro, MA, have you been there?
I like to visit the Kittery Trading Post whenever near southern Maine.

Driftwood Johnson
May 5, 2012, 09:02 PM
Well Driftwood Johnson, at least Cabela's already has a store in Scarborough, ME which is only 96 miles from Hooksett, NH.
Or come on down to the East Hartford, CT store and visit sometime.
It's a huge store and can get quite busy on weekends.
Some folks travel a couple of hours away from NY state to come and buy guns here.
How's that BassPro store in Foxboro, MA, have you been there?
I like to visit the Kittery Trading Post whenever near southern Maine.

No, I have not been to the Bass Pro. Yes, I have been to Cabelas in Scarborough. Frankly, Kittery is much better, and not as far. Kittery has the largest gun room in New England. Cabelas can't hold a candle to it, I don't even bother to go there. I only went a couple of years ago because they had 1860 Colts on sale. I usually get to Kittery a few times a year. Sometimes I'll make a special trip if I see they have something I am interested in on their used gun list. I have bought several guns there over the years. But it would have been nice to have a Cabelas in Hooksett, I drive there all the time to visit Riley's anyway.

Iggy
May 7, 2012, 11:06 PM
Well I'd rather drive 100 miles to Denver than 100 miles to Sidney. Always need an excuse to go the big city anyway.
May not even make it to the store, but the excuse is still a good one.

Bring them on!!:evil:

Stantdm
May 9, 2012, 08:42 PM
Cabelas was going to build a store in Dever a few years ago. It was on the west side of town where I-70 makes the big swing South before the climb up into the mountains. Something blew that deal up but there wasn't any news I saw about it. Any of you know what happened last time?

blarby
May 9, 2012, 09:03 PM
Sorry to hear that,

Hope you still support your independent LGS.

Gaucho Gringo
May 9, 2012, 11:53 PM
It seems when the big stores come in, they will have one or two good deals and the the rest of the prices are higher than the locals that have been around for the last 30 or 40 years. In the past few years Dick's and Academy Sports have moved in to Portland,OR. I have not set foot in either one because I have not seen anything that I want to buy that could not be had at or cheaper in the stores I have patronized for the last 30-40 years. And the service at these chain stores is not as good as the stores I have patronized for years. Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor and Bi-Mart are the larger ones that are left. G I Joes, Larry's Sporting Goods and a bunch of little shop have gone out in the past 10-15 years. This is why I am not all excited about a mega store or two coming into where I live. Oregon City was supposed to have a Cabela's, but the people in the city voted down the urban renewal project that was to develop the site for the store. Cabela's decided not to build the store because they could not get multi million dollar subsidy(=bribe in my opinion).

arcticap
May 10, 2012, 12:08 AM
What's different about Cabela's is that they sell used guns. Folks come to them to trade them in. Some of those used guns are sent to other stores, and I think that somewhere they may have a warehouse full of used guns because they always seem to be getting some new ones in. And that includes police trade ins.
Just like anywhere else, some of their used guns here are reasonably priced while others are high.
But they do carry some desirable used guns, and there's also the promotional sales and discount coupons that they offer.
And they offer free shipping to their stores for catalog items that are ordered online. That can save some freight charges on ammo when it's on sale.
Cabela's spends many, many millions of dollars to build a new store which employs construction workers and suppliers, and they hire a lot of store employees which many of them really do know what they're doing.
They develop a lot of customer loyalty and offer some very good incentives to shop there. That includes receiving promotional points on Cabela's purchases by having a free Cabela's Rewards card, and receiving an even higher percentage of Cabela's points just by using a Cabela's Club Visa card for any purchase anywhere. :)

DAP90
May 10, 2012, 12:54 AM
Any of you know what happened last time?

The city of Golden shot it down. They considered it an eyesore apparently and wouldn't give them building permits, etc. At least that's what I heard.

Stantdm
May 10, 2012, 12:11 PM
After I asked the question I happened to search for "why cabela's didn't build in Denver" and got the corporate answer: The site was too large for the store that Cabela's now builds. They no longer build the McMansions like Sidney and some of the showcase stores in the mid-west. So they were selling the site. The site was in Wheatridge according to their release.

I suspect, like previously mentioned, that it was partly because they didn't get a potful of incentives to come and build. Tax relief, construction cost co-operation on water and sewer and power. Things like that. The new stores are likely benefiting in some fashion from the areas they are being built. I know when they built the Rapid City SD store they got a lot of incentive from the city. Scheels, who built a new store not far from Cabela's got none. I tend to shop at Scheels because of that.

The point about knocking out the competition is valid in some markets. Not as severe as Walmart coming into a small community but still tough on the local sporting goods markets. In Rapid City there are two good gunshops. First Stop and Jack First. Both seem to be doing fine since Cabela's came to town because they have pretty competitive pricing.

zimmerstutzen
May 10, 2012, 01:48 PM
I have been to the Cabela's in Hamburg PA at least a half dozen times. Never spent more than $20 there and often left without seeing anything I want.
(I am particularly surprised at the lack of books for sale)


However, Dixon's Muzzleloader shop is just another ten miles up the road and it seems I never have enough $$$$ for that stop.

I have represented women in divorces where the men have spent over $500 a month at Cabela's. I really don't understand how somebody could spend over 6 grand a year there.

My local mom and pop shop puts together monthly orders to the mail order places and then gets the retailer discounts which it splits with the customer. I have gotten some of my BPCR stuff that way and saved over what it would cost for me to buy direct and it helps out the local guys.

frontiergander
May 10, 2012, 08:10 PM
bass pro is an over priced dump. BRING ON CABELAS!

swiftak
May 12, 2012, 04:42 PM
Cabelas went to Scarborough Maine because Hooksett was giving them a hard time.

NCWanderer
May 12, 2012, 06:48 PM
Dicks recently built a store in my area, and that was a big disappointment for me. Now I've heard that Dunhams is coming pretty soon. Don't know anything about them. Are they any good?

alienbogey
May 19, 2012, 02:43 AM
It was a complete downer when Cabela's built a store in my state. That meant that the state could now charge sales tax on catalog purchases because of the physical retail presence. Wonderful, that added 8+% to the cost of ordering from them. :fire:

IMO you DON'T want them to build a store in your state (if it has sales tax).

J.T. Gerrity
May 6, 2013, 08:47 PM
Just an update and a pic of the progress. This store is at 144th st and I-25, about ten minutes from where I live. Rumor has it this store and the one in Parker are set to open Aug 15th. Can't wait!!

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=183663&stc=1&d=1367883727

shafter
May 7, 2013, 04:54 PM
While having a Cabelas store opening nearby is nothing to complain about I'm a little disappointed in their physical storefronts. You can find almost anything you could want online or in their catalogs but try to find it in their store and it isn't there.

Cabelas really shines as a mail order company and they also have great customer service and stand by their product; but I just don't find myself getting excited about visiting their store.

Oh yeah, and calling each employee an outfitter kinda ticks me off. An outfitter implies expertise, not just a smiling face.

shafter
May 7, 2013, 04:58 PM
No, I have not been to the Bass Pro. Yes, I have been to Cabelas in Scarborough. Frankly, Kittery is much better, and not as far. Kittery has the largest gun room in New England. Cabelas can't hold a candle to it, I don't even bother to go there. I only went a couple of years ago because they had 1860 Colts on sale. I usually get to Kittery a few times a year. Sometimes I'll make a special trip if I see they have something I am interested in on their used gun list. I have bought several guns there over the years. But it would have been nice to have a Cabelas in Hooksett, I drive there all the time to visit Riley's anyway.

Agreed. (emphasized bold type)

Double Naught Spy
May 7, 2013, 05:44 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=712505&highlight=boycott+states

Looks like a bunch of people will stop going to Cabela's now.

It is nice to have a Cabela's once in a while. We go a few times a year and often don't spend much because the prices usually aren't too good, then watch the fish feeding and go home.

Patocazador
May 7, 2013, 06:33 PM
Online, Cabela's is always more expensive than BassPro for the same items. However, Cabela's has a MUCH larger selection. The sales people at the Orlando, Fla. BassPro store are not very knowledgeable.
The worst prices around here are at Gander Mountain. I almost buy exclusively online.

rondog
May 7, 2013, 07:02 PM
Will the one in Lone Tree be at or near the Park Meadows Mall? They've been talking about the one in Thornton for a long time, and it was put on hold a while back due to the economy. I was unaware there was going to be one in Lone Tree.


If you know the area, the Lone Tree store is located on the hillside above Sky Ridge Medical Center/Hospital, looking right down on the hospital. This is all just a mile or two south of Park Meadows. I live in Parker, and have been trying to get a job at the new Cabela's. It's only about 5-6 miles from my house.

Reloadron
May 7, 2013, 07:55 PM
They opened one a few months ago in Columbus, Ohio. That is about 100 miles south of me. However, had a grand kid birthday that weekend so it worked out. They also sent early open announcements to card holders where the night before the public opening the store was open for 4 hours for card holders.

Despite shortages the place was well stocked with ammunition and components. I managed a few pounds of powder, bullets and brass plus a few loading manuals. The place was a mob scene but all in all me, my wife and my brother had a good time. I ended up with two pounds of H4895 that I wanted and other loading components. So for someone wanting components and they don't mind a crowd, it can be a fun experience.

Ron

semtav
May 10, 2013, 11:47 PM
It'll be great til the new wears off. One came to Billings and I thought it would be the end of at least one or two other stores, Scheels and Big Bear and Shipton's Big R.
Only thing I like about them now is getting free in store pickup on a lot of the online sales of ammo, and firearms from different stores.
Just haven't been impressed with their selection or prices of shooting supplies (before the big rush or after)

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