SIDNEY, Neb. – Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE: CAB), the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, and the Tulalip Tribes have announced plans to bring the Cabela’s retail experience to customers in Tulalip, Wash., and the surrounding area.
Cabela’s expects to open the Tulalip store in 2012. The 110,000-square-foot store will be located within Quil Ceda Village on the Tulalip Tribes Indian reservation adjacent to Marysville about 30 miles north of Seattle along Interstate 5. This will be the second Cabela’s store in Washington, joining the Lacey location opened in 2007. The company operates 33 stores throughout the United States and Canada.
Quil Ceda Village was established in 2001 as the first federally recognized tribal city in the country.
“On behalf of the Tulalip Tribes, we welcome Cabela’s into this valuable partnership, which marks the historic occasion of the first Cabela’s store to be planned for opening on a Native American reservation,” said Mel Sheldon, chairman of the Tulalip Tribes. “This is a proud day as Tulalip adds Cabela’s to the unique Quil Ceda Village mix of entertainment, shopping and dining, which will create an exciting synergy that will spur additional economic growth throughout the North Snohomish County area. Cabela’s is the perfect fit for this destination location.”
The building’s exterior will reflect Cabela’s traditional store model with log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing. The inside will highlight the company’s next-generation layout, which is designed to immerse customers in the outdoor experience and includes conservation-themed wildlife displays and trophy animal mounts. Construction is expected to start later this year.
“Washington is rich with outdoor recreation opportunities, and many people in this area are longtime Cabela’s catalog and Internet customers,” said Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner. “So we’re excited to open another store in the Evergreen State, making our services even more accessible to its hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts.”
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Cabela’s opened stores in Allen, Texas, April 14 and Springfield, Ore., May 4. Later this summer, the company will open a store in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Cabela’s has also announced plans to build stores in Wichita, Kan., and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, both expected to open in spring 2012.
Showcasing thousands of products, including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating and wildlife-watching gear, as well as outdoor clothing and outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings, Cabela’s is famous for its strong brand and world-renowned reputation for delivering quality merchandise, value and legendary customer service.
Cabela’s typically attracts experienced outdoor recreationalists as employees, who join the Cabela’s family of employees known for their excellent customer service skills and detailed knowledge of outdoor products.
Quil Ceda Village also includes Walmart, The Home Depot and Seattle Premium Outlets as well as several restaurants, an amphitheater and the Tulalip Resort Casino.
About Cabela’s Incorporated
Cabela’s Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world’s largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company’s founding in 1961, Cabela’sÂ has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost OutfitterÂ. Through Cabela’s growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela’s also issues the Cabela’s CLUBÂ Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Cabela’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CAB”.
About the Tulalip Tribes
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington is a federally recognized Indian Tribe and the successors in interest to the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skykomish and other allied Tribes and bands who were signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott. The 22,000 acre Tulalip Indian Reservation is located north of Everett and the Snohomish River, and west of Marysville, Washington. Tribal government provides Tribal membership with health and dental clinics, family and senior housing, utilities, cultural and history activities, schools, childcare, higher education assistance and recreation activities. The Tribes maintain an aggressive environmental preservation program, both on and off of the Reservation, to protect the Snohomish region’s natural resources: marine waters, tidelands, fresh water rivers and lakes, wetlands, and forests. Developable land and an economic development zone along the I-5 corridor provide revenue and services for these efforts and for Tribal members. This economic development is managed through Quil Ceda Village, the first tribally chartered city in the United States. The Tribes have approximately 4,100 members, with 2,600 members living on the Reservation. The governing body is the seven-member Tulalip Board of Directors. For more information, visit www.tulaliptribes-nsn.gov.
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