The newest Cabela’s store in Eastern Washington is about to open its doors.
The grand opening of the Union Gap Cabela’s Outpost Store is 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, and will be loaded with special events, giveaways just to name some exciting activities.
The 40,000-square-foot outpost store is the third Cabela’s in Washington joining the newly opened store at Tulalip and the first store in Lacey which opened in 2007.
The outpost store is located in the Washington Plaza, a new shopping center located on East Washington Avenue adjacent to the Valley Mall, which has more than 55 stores, including Macy’s, Kohl’s and Sears.
There will be a special ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cabela’s executives and local dignitaries at 10:45 a.m. Speakers include Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner, Union Gap Mayor Jim Lemon and Schuyler Hoss.
Guest appearances are this weekend (Oct. 6-7) with Jodi and Weston Clark of TV’s “The Experience,” G.O. and Haley Heath of TV’s “Family Traditions,” legendary fly fisherman and Cabela’s ambassador Brian O’Keefe and Cabela’s pro staffer Nick Kester with All-Star Charters in Everett.
CJ Buck, President and CEO of Buck Knives will be at the store 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4; noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Hosts of TV’s “Shoot Straight” will be on hand 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.
Giveaways include the first 500 customers on opening day will get Cabela’s gift card from $5 to $250. On Friday, Oct. 5, the first 100 customers will get a Cabela’s gift card from $5 to $100.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, the first 100 customers will receive a Cabela’s brand barbeque set, and on Sunday, Oct. 7, the first 100 will receive a Cabela’s commemorative hat.
The mega-store also has plans to open one in Anchorage, Alaska in 2014. The company has 37 stores in United States and Canada.
(Picture taken by Mark Yuasa, Seattle Times staff of the new Tulalip Store that opened this past spring.)