Cabela’s Announces Plans For Fort Oglethorpe Store

70,000-Square-Foot Location To Open In Fall 2015

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cabela’s Incorporated, an outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced Thursday plans to bring the unique Cabela’s retail experience to customers in Fort Oglethorpe, serving the greater Chattanooga area.

Construction is scheduled to begin later this year and Cabela’s projects a fall 2015 opening. The 70,000-square-foot store will be located in Catoosa County near the intersection of Interstate 75 and State Route 146 in a development currently anchored by Costco. 

It will be Cabela’s third Georgia store, joining the Augusta location scheduled to open in March and the Acworth location scheduled to open this fall. Cabela’s expects employ approximately 140 full-time and part-time employees. Most will come from Catoosa County and the surrounding area.

“This store will allow us to better serve the thousands of outdoorsmen and women who live the Cabela’s lifestyle across the region,” Cabela's President and CEO Thomas Millner said. “We look forward to serving the area for years to come.”

The building’s exterior will reflect Cabela’s store model with 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 include a mountain replica featuring North American game animals recreated in their natural habitat, an aquarium, bargain cave, indoor archery range, deli and more, in addition to thousands of outdoor products. 

Cabela’s also announced Thursday, plans to open stores in Ammon, Id., and Short Pump, Va. Cabela’s currently operates 50 stores across North America with plans to open an additional 23 over the next two years.


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