Provided by Cabela’s
Cabela’s announced today plans to celebrate the official grand opening of its new Gainesville store on Thursday, March 9, with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a weekend-long celebration offering fun-filled events, giveaways, family activities, guest appearances and more.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Cabela’s executives, will begin at 9:45 a. m. and conclude with the grand-opening ribbon being cut by an arrow shot from a bow by a local Cabela’s employee. Doors to the exciting new store will open for business at 10:00 a. m.
Opening day will kick off a weekend-long celebration highlighted by special appearances, family events, giveaways, sales and more. A complete schedule of events will be available on cabelas.com/stores when finalized.
The 79,999-square-foot store is located at 5291 Wellington Branch Drive, adjacent the Virginia Gateway Center. Upon opening, it will become Cabela’s first location in the Washington D.C. metro area and the third in the state of Virginia, joining stores in Short Pump and Bristol.
The store is being designed to offer customers an immersive outdoor experience, complete with Cabela’s signature Conservation Mountain and wildlife-display feature, dozens of museum-quality taxidermy mounts, vintage outdoor photos and memorabilia, and a regionally specific theme and habitat feature.
Additionally, the store will include an archery and firearm tech room, indoor archery range and Bargain Cave, along with thousands of high-quality outdoor products from a variety of well-known brands.
Cabela’s has employed approximately 175 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees to staff the location, most coming from the surrounding area. Throughout the year, the staff utilize their outdoor passion and knowledge of the region to host educational seminars and demonstrations that will offer tips and insights on outdoor products and seasonal activities.