Florida's Outdoor Retailers

Is Cabela's, the specialty outdoor retailer coming to Jacksonville? The nearest store is 264 miles north in Augustine Georgia. A spokesman for the company Nathan Borowski doesn't deny it yet the company has not announced any locations in Florida yet. They are looking at all locations. There is a definite possibility of Florida stores including Jacksonville. There are three stores in North Georgia and a fourth has been announced.
PantherSociety.org Florida's Bass Pro Shops There has been some question on the possible acquisition of Cabela's by Bass Pro Shops. Reuter's news service reported in April the Bass Pro Shops partnered with Goldman Sachs group to make an offer for Cabela's. The partnership gave Bass Pro Shops the necessary equity financing to make the deal. Cabela's is publicly traded and Bass Pro Shops is privately held. Nathan Borowski has stated that Cabela's is continuing business as usual including expansion plans. Cabelas has opened five stores this year and plans to open three more this fall. Cabela's operates 73 stores in 36 states and nine in Canada. It should have 85 by the end of the year. The company's long-term goal is 225 stores. Some legacy stores have up to 250,000 ft.. Like Bass Pro Shops the largest Cabelas stores are major tourist attractions. The newer Cabela's stores are typically between 40,000 to 100,000 ft.. This size allows Cabela's to build in higher population areas closer to customers. Cabela's looks for areas with easy accessibility and high visibility and strong established centers. A store needs 5 to 13 acres. Before heading to the store, don't forget to print out Cabela's Coupons.
Cabela's was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Sidney Nebraska.
Several other large retailers are popping up in Jacksonville. Fidelity National Information Services will now put his name on the building in place of SunGard Data Services. International Decor Outlet has at least 200,000 ft. of space at the Regency Square Mall. And a Home Goods store is slated to open in the Atlantic W. Shopping Ctr. taking the space vacated by Office Depot.