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June 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Cabela’s store coming to Tulalip area in 2012 with construction beginning soon

Cabela’s Inc. is spreading its wings and has announced their plans to start construction this year with a finish date of 2012 on a store in the Tulalip area.

The 110,000-square-foot store will be located within Quil Ceda Village on the Tulalip Tribes Indian reservation adjacent to Marysville about 30 miles north of Seattle along Interstate 5.

This will be the second Cabela’s store in Washington, joining the Lacey location which opened in 2007. The company operates 33 stores throughout the United States and Canada.

Quil Ceda Village was established in 2001 as the first federally recognized tribal city in the country.

“On behalf of the Tulalip Tribes, we welcome Cabela’s into this valuable partnership, which marks the historic occasion of the first Cabela’s store to be planned for opening on a Native American reservation,” Mel Sheldon, chairman of the Tulalip Tribes said in a news release. “This is a proud day as Tulalip adds Cabela’s to the unique Quil Ceda Village mix of entertainment, shopping and dining, which will create an exciting synergy that will spur additional economic growth throughout the North Snohomish County area. Cabela’s is the perfect fit for this destination location.”

The building’s exterior will reflect Cabela’s traditional store model with log construction, stonework, wood siding and metal roofing. The inside will highlight the company’s next-generation layout, which is designed to immerse customers in the outdoor experience and includes conservation-themed wildlife displays and trophy animal mounts. Construction is expected to start later this year.

“Washington is rich with outdoor recreation opportunities, and many people in this area are longtime Cabela’s catalog and Internet customers,” said Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner. “So we’re excited to open another store in the Evergreen State, making our services even more accessible to its hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts.”

Quil Ceda Village also includes Walmart, The Home Depot and Seattle Premium Outlets as well as several restaurants, an amphitheater and the Tulalip Resort Casino.

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