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Cabela’s plans three new stores

Outdoor gear chain Cabela’s announced plans to open stores in three new markets — Huntsville, Ala.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Woodbury, N.Y.

Construction of the 80,000-square-foot Huntsville store is scheduled to begin this fall and Cabela’s anticipates a fall 2015 opening. The store — Cabela’s first Alabama location — is expected to employ about 180 full-time and part-time employees, most from Huntsville and the surrounding area.

“As we continue to expand our retail footprint in the Southeast, Cabela’s knew we needed a store in Alabama,” Cabela’s CEO Tommy Millner said in a statement. “With such a remarkable outdoor heritage and lifestyle, Alabama certainly is a Cabela’s kind of place.”

Construction of the 80,000-square-foot Oklahoma City store — Cabela’s first Oklahoma location — is scheduled to begin later this year and the company anticipates a fall 2015 opening.

The store will employ about 180 full-time and part-time employees, with most coming from Oklahoma City and the surrounding area.

Construction of the 90,000-square-foot Woodbury store is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015 and Cabela’s expects to open the location in the spring of 2016. It will be Cabela’s second store in New York, joining an 88,000-square-foot Cheektowaga location that is scheduled to open this fall.

The store is expected to employ about 170 full-time and part-time employees, most from Woodbury and the surrounding area.

The company now operates 56 stores across North America and has announced plans to open an additional 21 during the next two years.

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