Cabela’s set to open 2 stores in metro Denver

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DENVER — Cabela`s, the outdoor store known for its large selection of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will build two new stores in Thornton and Lone Tree.

“This is the first time we’ve simultaneously announced two stores in the same metropolitan area so that says a lot about how we feel about the Denver area,” said Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner. “It’s a landmark day.”

The 110,000-square-foot Lone Tree store will be located in the new RidgeGate Commons development, about a mile south of Park Meadows Mall.

“We enthusiastically celebrate and welcome the arrival of Cabela’s into the Douglas County community,” said Jill Repella, Douglas County Commissioner in a statement.

The 90,000-square-foot Thornton store will be located in a new retail development along Interstate 25 at 144th Avenue.

“This is great news for the City of Thornton,” says Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams. “City Council has wanted to bring jobs and development to this important corridor in Thornton for quite a while, and getting a great partner like Cabela’s to come in and be the first anchor store there is very gratifying.

Construction for both stores is scheduled to begin this fall. Cabela’s expects to open both locations by 2013.

The stores will be Cabela’s second and third in Colorado, joining the Grand Junction location.

Cabela’s is based in Sidney, Neb. and currently operates 36 retail stores across the United States and Canada.