Updated: Cabela’s Plans to Open Store in Woodbury

The store is set to open in Tamarack Village.

Updated: 1:32 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16

The site is actually north of Tamarack Village.


Original Story

Outdoor retailer Cabela’s on Tuesday announced plans to build a new store in Woodbury’s Tamarack Village.

“Minnesota offers a tremendous array of outdoor pursuits and that has been highlighted by the commitment and loyalty of Cabela’s customers across the state,” CEO Tommy Millner said in a release. “Cabela’s has had remarkable success in the East Grand Forks, Owatonna and Rogers locations and we expect similar results in Woodbury.”

The store is set to open in the fall of 2014.

The Woodbury location will be Cabela’s fourth store in Minnesota, and construction on the 85,000-square-foot store is expected to start in the fall of 2013, said Wes Remmer, Cabela's spokesman.

"We're excited to get going and give our customers the Cabela's experience," he said.

Cabela's has a loyal following in Minnesota, Remmer said, and Woodbury was a "natural fit."

"Minnesota fits the bill—it's a Cabela's kind of place," he said.

Cabela’s expects to hire 185 full- and part-time workers, according to the release.

The store offers thousands of products, including hunting, fishing, camping and boating gear, among other items.

The building’s exterior will have the typical Cabela’s look: log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing, the release says.

The inside will feature the retailer’s “next-generation layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoor experience, including dynamic wildlife displays and trophy animal mounts displayed on a mountain. The store will also feature a Boat Shop, Gun Library, aquarium, Bargain Cave and Fudge Shop,” according to the release.

The trophy animals will be local to Minnesota, Remmer said.


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Micheal Foley January 15, 2013 at 11:37 PM
I was hoping for an REI in Hudson, but I'll take this...
Kris Janisch January 16, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Should be cool. I really dig the one in Rogers.
STW January 16, 2013 at 01:06 AM
Where in Tamarack with they build?
Kris Janisch January 16, 2013 at 01:07 AM
I asked the guy but he said he hasn't been to the site itself. I was going to contact the city on Wednesday and see if they have a record for exactly where.
Nicole Julian Twisk January 16, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Why not use the Sportsman's Warehouse space? Too small? I was hoping WorldMarket might return in that space.
MD January 16, 2013 at 02:10 AM
Did they buy the land the old State Farm building is on? That's the only plot I can think of that is big enough in that area..
Kevin January 16, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Maybe the land on the NW corner of Radio Dr and Hudson.
Kris Janisch January 16, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Apparently no planning application has been submitted yet, per the city. So I'll try to ask Cabela's again.
Kris Janisch January 16, 2013 at 03:09 PM
I also thought of the Sportsman's Warehouse spot as soon as I saw this. http://patch.com/A-tFV6
Y2K January 16, 2013 at 06:10 PM
What's the expected date for Gander Mountain to close it's doors?
Kris Janisch January 16, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Somebody actually said the same kind of thing on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WoodburyPatch/posts/135821986577424?notif_t=like
Troy Schmidt January 18, 2013 at 03:30 AM
The Sportsman's Warehouse building is owned by Sam's Club. I think Cabela's likes to own their buildings.
Kris Janisch January 18, 2013 at 02:07 PM
Thanks for the info Troy.
Roger January 21, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Yeah, another redneck store. I can't wait...
Caleb January 30, 2013 at 11:04 PM
The sportsmans wear house is way too small. Have you seen other cabelas? They like standalone buildings surrounded by a huge parking lot that only they exist on. Should be awesome.
Kris Janisch January 30, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Good call Caleb. Should have good visibility from I-94 too.


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