Cabela’s Celebrates Grand Opening of New Store in Lexington

Cabela’s Incorporated celebrated the official grand opening of its new Lexington, Ky. store with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony held today. Gray Construction was selected to provide construction management services on the 70,000 s.f. retail facility, which is the company’s third store in Kentucky.

  • Location
    Lexington, KY
  • Square Footage
    70,000 s.f.
  • Operational
    9 months

The event was highly anticipated by the community, drawing more than 150 outdoor enthusiasts to camp out overnight to ensure their spot at the celebration. Hosted by Cabela’s executives and special guests, the event featured giveaways and live entertainment by country music artist Lucas Hoge. The ceremony concluded with the grand opening ribbon being cut by an arrow shot from a bow by a local Cabela’s employee.

 

Cabela's Lexington store is the company's third location in Kentucky, joining stores in Louisville and Bowling Green.
Cabela’s Lexington store is the company’s third location in Kentucky, joining stores in Louisville and Bowling Green.

 

Located at 1510 Conservation Way, the store was built and designed to offer customers an immersive outdoor experience. The store features wood construction, stonework, dozens of wildlife displays and museum-quality taxidermy mounts, vintage outdoor photos and memorabilia, hand-painted murals, an aquarium, an indoor archery range and more.  Cabela’s hired approximately 160 employees to work at the store, most of whom are from Lexington and the surrounding area.

 

Following the grand opening event, Cabela’s will host a weekend-long celebration featuring giveaways, family activities, guest appearances and more.

 

Cabela's new store in Lexington features more than 130 museum-quality mounts.
Cabela’s new store in Lexington features more than 130 museum-quality mounts.

 

Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, began as a kitchen-table dream in the home of founders Dick and Mary Cabela in 1961. The company is now famous for its strong brand and world-renowned reputation for delivering quality merchandise, value and legendary customer service. Cabela’s also issues the Cabela’s CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program.

 

Gray Construction, is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with over 55 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, hospitality and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several retail projects that are underway or recently completed including: a Zara store in San Diego, Calif.; a Victoria’s Secret in Los Angeles, Calif.; an H&M store in Waikiki, Hawaii, a Walmart in Baldwin Hills, Calif.; several stores for Costco Wholesale Corporation; and multiple Old Navy and Gap stores.

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