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Cabela’s Prepares for Grand Opening of Anchorage Store


Doors open 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10; family events, giveaways among festivities 

SIDNEY, Neb. (April 3, 2014) – Cabela’s Inc., the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the grand opening of its Anchorage store – the company’s first Alaska location – with a weekend-long celebration featuring special guests, giveaways, family events and more.

Grand opening weekend gets underway at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 10 with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cabela’s executives, including Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner. The ribbon will then be cut by an arrow shot from a bow – marking the official opening of Cabela’s 53rd store across North America.

And that’s just the beginning of the celebration.

Special appearances will include:

  • Gary Moses, Counter Assault bear deterrent product ambassador, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 13
  • Jim and Donna Teeny, Cabela’s pro staffers, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • DeeDee Jonrowe, 32-year Iditarod competitor, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Scott and Tiffany Haugen, Cabela’s ambassadors, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Mike Flores, Cabela’s pro staffer, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Butch and Jennifer Ehmann, Cabela’s pro staffers, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, Cabela’s will offer giveaways throughout the weekend. The first 50 customers through the door on Friday will receive a Cabela’s utility bag valued at $14.99. The first 50 customers on Saturday will receive a Cabela’s cap valued at $14.99. And on Sunday, the first 50 customers will receive a Cabela’s gift card valued between $5 and $100. Additionally, customers 18 years and older will have a chance to enter to win a $1,000-Cabela’s shopping spree throughout the weekend.

A variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy will run from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, including fly casting and tying, Dutch-oven cooking, survival skills presentations, youth archery testing, as well as retriever skills and obedience demonstrations.

The 100,000-square-foot store is located at 155 W. 104th Ave., in South Anchorage near the intersection of Minnesota & C Street, next to Target. To contact the store, call (907) 341-3400. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For additional information, visit www.cabelas.com/anchorage. 

About Cabela’s Incorporated

Cabela’s Inc., 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’s® 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 Outfitter®. 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 CLUB® 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.”

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