Cabela’s expects to open the store in spring 2013. The 88,000-square-foot store will be located on the east end of the Rivertown Mall retail corridor in a new 380,000-square-foot retail center. It will be Cabela’s’ second retail store in Michigan, joining the Dundee location.
Construction is expected to start this summer.
The store will be built in Cabela’s trademark style with an exterior of log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing. A large glass storefront will allow customers to view much of the store’s interior as they approach the building.
The interior will be designed to immerse customers in an outdoor-like experience with conservation-themed wildlife displays and trophy animal mounts displayed on a mountain with a built-in aquarium.
“Because of the many great customers we have in the Grandville/Grand Rapids area, we have been interested in building a store there for years,” said Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner. “Michiganders are dedicated outdoorspeople who live the Cabela’s lifestyle and so many of them are loyal customers through our catalogs, website and Dundee store, we wanted to reward them with a Cabela’s store of their own.”
The store, which is expected to employ approximately 200 full- and part-time employees, will also feature a Boat Shop, Gun Library, Bargain Cave and Fudge Shop.
Cabela’s has announced plans to build stores in Wichita, Kan.; Tulalip, Wash.; Rogers, Ark.; Charleston, W.Va.; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; and Union Gap,Wash., all expected to open in 2012.