New Cabelas location getting ready to open in Grandville

Updated: Tuesday, March 5 2013, 09:28 PM EST
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GRANDVILLE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Newschannel 3 received a sneak peek inside the new Cabela's store set to open in Grandville.

It's located off 44th Street SW, and features 88,000 square feet of hunting, fishing, and camping gear.

The announcement has generated a lot of excitement in West Michigan, and everything is just about ready to go.

The store is about 95 percent complete as they prepare to welcome shoppers from all across the state in just a few weeks.

"Looking at the demographics we're going to pull from Traverse City, we'll pull from Kalamazoo, from Muskegon, from Lansing," said Tom Dietz with Cablea's. "They'll be shopping here on a regular basis."

The store has hired 300 employees, and boasts the best outdoor gear for miles, from hunting and fishing to authentic Michigan wildlife.

The store caters to all tastes and ages, and has been a decade in the making for many in West Michigan.

"I was visiting the ones in Nebraska when I was little, and it was just always a dream for one to be here," said Jason Vandekopple, a Grand Rapids resident and one of the first to apply.

"I actually jumped around a little when I got the call and immediately called some friends and family members to let them know I got the job," Jason admitted.

He will now spend his days helping others pick out rods and reels as many count down the days until the big grand opening.

The store will officially open to customers on March 21st.
New Cabelas location getting ready to open in Grandville
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