Cabela's Outdoor Store coming to Louisville's East End
Bass Pro Shop and Dicks beware, a new outdoorsman’s go-to store is coming to Louisville. The next-generation Cabela’s store will have everything from coveralls to pocketknives and fishing poles to tents. Anything you could possibly need for your hunting, fishing, or outdoor adventure, Cabela’s will surely have you covered. Cabela’s will be located alongside other successful retailers such as Lowes and Costco in the Old Brownsboro Crossing development off of US 42 in Louisville’s East End. The Summit Outdoor Mall is just minutes away, and brings thousands of shoppers to the area every day. Construction began earlier this Summer and the store is set to open in the Spring of 2013.
Kentucky is home to some of the most lush and diverse landscapes. Within ten minutes of sitting in Downtown Louisville you can drive to the Ohio River, within 15-20 you can be in the rolling hills and farmlands, and within 25-30 you can be in the lower mountain region. Take a little longer drive, about 2 hours, and you will be in the mountains whose red sandstone cliffs allow some of the best rock climbing in the Nation. It is easy to see why Louisville is an excellent choice for a new outdoor super center. With all the hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities that go on in Kentucky there is always a want and a need for more outdoor merchandise.
Cabela’s will be an excellent addition to the growing East End retail district. The 80,000-88,000 square foot store will create an estimated 200 much needed jobs for Louisvillians. The store will be filled with displays to give the customers an outdoor experience while indoors. Products include camping items, hiking items, boating items, clothing, home furnishings, wildlife-watching gear, outdoor-themed gifts, hunting items, and fishing gear. In addition to the thousands of items available in the store, the Louisville Cabela’s will feature a gun library, bargain cave, and what I am looking forward to, a fudge shop.
Cabela’s main competition will be Bass Pro Shop. I have been to Bass Pro Shop a couple times to buy my son his Winter snow suit and boots and my husband a few odds and ends. I have to admit that it is a pretty fun place to go. I love being outdoors, I love to camp, hike and generally be outside but hunting is not my thing. I am a realist, and for those hunters out there who eat your catch, I support you all the way. Everyone has got there thing and hunting is just not mine. I was reluctant to go to Bass Pro Shop for the first time when my husband wanted to take my son for pictures with Santa. I didn’t want my son sitting on Santa’s lap while holding a pair of antlers and a gun. Of course I had no idea what the store was really like. These outdoor superstores like Bass Pro Shop and what I’m sure Cabela’s will be like are like an adult’s mini Disney World. With so many exhibits to look at and gadgets to peruse, you could spend all day walking the floors.
Even if the outdoors aren’t your thing everyone needs Winter boots or gloves, so check it out when it opens, it is sure to be a spectacle.