Cabela’s will officially open the doors to its Rogers store – its first retail location in Arkansas – at 9 a.m., Aug. 30.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cabela’s executives and local dignitaries will begin at 8:45 a.m.
The 100,000-square-foot store is located adjacent to the Pinnacle Hills Promenade mall at the Perry Road interchange with Interstate 540. It will employ about 175 full-time, part-time and seasonal staffers, according to a Cabela’s statement.
“Our customers across Arkansas and the entire region are extremely passionate about the outdoors and waited a long time for this,” Cabela’s CEO Tommy Millner said in a statement. “Opening the doors to this fabulous store will finally bring the unique Cabela’s retail experience to the people of the Natural State, which will allow us to better serve them. It’s an exciting time.”
The interior will showcase Cabela’s next-generation layout designed to surround customers in an outdoor-like experience. It will feature thousands of outdoor products, including hunting, fishing, camping and hiking gear, as well as outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings.
The store also will include a gun library, fudge shop, bargain cave and deli, as well as a mountain replica featuring North American game animal re-created in their natural habitat, and a built-in aquarium. Cabela’s will provide offsite boat maintenance and storage about a mile from the store.
Cabela’s, founded in 1961, operates 37 retail stores across the United States and Canada.