LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A retailer who called themselves the world's foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear has announced plans to open a store in Louisville. Cabela's Incorporated will open an 88,000-square-foot facility in the Old Brownsboro Crossing development.
Construction is scheduled to begin in this summer, and the store, which will be Cabela's first store in Kentucky, is expected to open by spring of next year.
"Because we have so many loyal customers in the Bluegrass State, we've had our eye on Kentucky for a long time," said Tommy Millner, Cabela's Chief Executive Officer. "There are many Kentuckians who share our passion for the outdoors and who live the Cabela's lifestyle. We are excited to get the doors open."
The store will be bringing some new jobs to the area as well. Cabela's is expected to employ approximately 200 full and part-time employees. Most will come from Louisville and the surrounding area.
Cabela's stores showcase thousands of products, including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating and wildlife-watching gear, as well as clothing and outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings.