Cabela’s to Build 81,000 SF Store in Avon

By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Cabela’s Inc. plans to open another store in the state of Ohio. This time, it will be located it the Greater Cleveland area. Construction on the Avon store is expected to start later this year, with an opening set for the fall of 2016. The cost of the project was [...]

Cabela’s Inc. plans to open another store in the state of Ohio. This time, it will be located it the Greater Cleveland area. Construction on the Avon store is expected to start later this year, with an opening set for the fall of 2016. The cost of the project was not disclosed.

Jacobs Real Estate Services LLC is the developer. The Avon store will be located off Exit 153 of Interstate 90, near Chester Road. It will encompass 81,000 square feet of space and will include a cafe, fudge shop, boat shop and gun library. The store will feature log construction, stonework, a mountain replica, an aquarium, wildlife displays, hand-painted murals and even an indoor archery range to offer customers an immersive outdoor experience.

Tommy Millner, CEO of Cabela’s, said in a news release that his company “has been interested in northern Ohio and the greater Cleveland area for some time now.” The Avon store will be the fourth Cabela’s planned for Ohio. The company already operates a store in Columbus, and plans to open two more: in West Chester this fall and in Centerville next spring.

About 225 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees will work at the new store. Most of them will come from Avon and the surrounding area.