One of the country’s frontrunners in retail sales of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear has announced plans to open one of its first two Georgia locations in Acworth, bringing Cherokee County 200 new jobs.
Cabela’s Acworth location will be constructed in the Cherokee Village development on Highway 92 near Interstate 75 and is hoped to be open in fall 2014, the retailer said in a release Thursday morning.
“We are thrilled to bring Cabela’s to a state with such a great outdoor tradition,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s chief executive officer, said in the release. “Georgia, especially the Acworth area, is full of sportsmen and women who share Cabela’s enthusiasm for outdoor recreation.”
In addition to one coming to Augusta, Cabela’s new Cherokee shop is one of two in the works in Georgia, and will be designed to offer customers an “outdoor-like experience with museum-quality wildlife displays,” the retailer said.
The displays will include a towering replica of a mountain, a gun library, boat shop, indoor archery range and a deli and fudge shop.
Construction on the 100,000-square-foot store is set to be this fall, Cabela’s said.