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Old 10-24-2013, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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No story yet, but WRAL just said that Cabella's will be opening a store in Garner in 2015.

Wow, went from no major outdoor stores (other than Dicks Sporting Goods small section) to having all three in a few years.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:31 AM
 
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That's the way all the big stores work. Don't let your competitor get the sole foothold in any market.

I do think Cabella's probably chose the best location of all of the outdoor stores though. Burying your outdoor store in Cary/Morrisville is just plain bad planning. Those stores need to be on major highways, close to lakes.

Gander Mountain, Bass Pro, Field & Stream, Cabella's
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: My House
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That's the way all the big stores work. Don't let your competitor get the sole foothold in any market.

I do think Cabella's probably chose the best location of all of the outdoor stores though. Burying your outdoor store in Cary/Morrisville is just plain bad planning. Those stores need to be on major highways, close to lakes.

Gander Mountain, Bass Pro, Field & Stream, Cabella's
Gander Mtn always seems pretty busy when I'm out at Parkwest. I do agree re: Bass Pro. Odd location.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Gander Mtn always seems pretty busy when I'm out at Parkwest. I do agree re: Bass Pro. Odd location.
IMO, Gander is busy because they are the ONLY big outdoors store in the Triangle. As someone who has always lived within a 25 minute drive of both a Gander Mountain or a Cabelas, I can't wait for the Big 2 of the outdoor world to get here. Dicks just doesn't have the selection. Other stores are good as far as gun shops or archery shops, but to an extent, Gander has it all. Gander is also nicer because they are easier to get in and out of if you just need a couple quick items. Cabelas and Bass Pro are awesome due to their big sales, and selection, and are perfect for gearing up for a big trip.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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Ever been to the Bass Pro Store in Concord? The crowds are huge. Not a lake in sight, and right beside I-85. The new one will be in Cary. Not a lake in sight, and right beside I-40. Great for locals and for travelers. BPS is a destination for most folks. BPS also has some of the best marketing people on the planet. I'll bet the new store in Cary does a great and consistent business for years to come.

Gander Mountain's major draw is their gun shop / selection. Their fishing section is woefully lacking. Their camping selection is overpriced. Clothing and shoes is adequate. Bass Pro will blow them away on everything except the guns.

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NOTE: Somebody will point out that there IS a lake at Bass Pro in Concord. That's not a lake. It's a catch basin.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Why would people assume an outdoor sports department store needs to be near a lake. There isnt a ski slope off Glenwood Avenue but it has Alpine Ski Center. The reason there is a need of outdoor sports centers near suburbia so things can be bought and traveled with.

Cabera's, Bass Pro, Gander carry more than lake items.
Bass Pro is located in #1 shopping destination in the state. It has nothing to do with that catch basin of water nearby that you cant, fish, boat or hunt.

This location for Cabera's in Garner is good news as it will bring 225 jobs. to an area that there is likely more hunters and fishing persons.
Garner is also situated near many Eastern and Piedmont game lands.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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That's the way all the big stores work. Don't let your competitor get the sole foothold in any market.

I do think Cabella's probably chose the best location of all of the outdoor stores though. Burying your outdoor store in Cary/Morrisville is just plain bad planning. Those stores need to be on major highways, close to lakes.

Gander Mountain, Bass Pro, Field & Stream, Cabella's
Corner of I-40 and US70 in Garner? Hard to say that's a good location, one of the most congested, backed up parts of the triangle. I know if I-540 gets connected to I-40 south of garner I'll never drive that stretch of road again. Especially if there's a similar spot located right in the middle of where most people live (aka Morrisville). How does the corner of I-40/Harrison qualify as bad planning?
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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I had never heard of Cabella's before looking at this thread. I'm always learning something new here!
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Corner of I-40 and US70 in Garner? Hard to say that's a good location, one of the most congested, backed up parts of the triangle. I know if I-540 gets connected to I-40 south of garner I'll never drive that stretch of road again. Especially if there's a similar spot located right in the middle of where most people live (aka Morrisville). How does the corner of I-40/Harrison qualify as bad planning?
Not sure if I'm talking about the same spot as you, but they're re-doing the whole area between getting off 40 and turning into White Oak for that exact reason... mayhem when trying to switch lanes!
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:18 AM
 
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Corner of I-40 and US70 in Garner? Hard to say that's a good location, one of the most congested, backed up parts of the triangle. I know if I-540 gets connected to I-40 south of garner I'll never drive that stretch of road again.
It's congested and backed up for 1 1/2 hours in the morning rush hour, and another hour in the afternoon rush hour (like most of the Triangle). For the other 21 1/2 hours, I see nothing wrong with that location.
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