Cabela’s coming to Michigan again…

As most of you know, both my wife and I used to work for Cabela’s out at the corporate headquarters in Sidney, NE.

Rumors have been swirling for years about Cabela’s opening a second retail location in Michigan around the Grand Rapids area. Today we can confirm those rumors.

In the spring of 2013, Cabela’s plans to open a 88,000 square foot retail location in Grandville, near the Rivertown Crossings mall and shopping areas.

This means jobs and opportunity for the folks in the area. It also means easier access to Cabela’s retail for those of us in the area.

It also means that I’m going to spend way more money. It is pretty commonly known fact that the average shopper at a Cabela’s store spends 4 hours browsing. We completely understand. We spend at least that long and average about $50 per hour. I might have to try talking my wife into getting a part-time job there so I can get her employee discount and have the extra $$$ to cover the habit I know I’m going to develop of shopping there at least monthly.