Archive for Thursday, May 9, 2002

Cabela’s an attraction for race fans

May 9, 2002

Kansas Speedway sports fans will soon have another venue added to their agenda: seeing what's new at Cabela's.

The new 189,000-square-foot retail store is expected to open on Aug. 15, and a grand-opening celebration is slated for Sept. 1-15.

Cabela's, a 40-year-old hunting outfitter, has stores in Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and South Dakota. The new Kansas City store is expected to have the company's second-largest showroom, second only to one in Dundee, Minn.

The store, expected to employ 400 people, is predicted to add yet another tourist draw to the Kansas Speedway area. The company predicts 3 million customers will walk through its Kansas City doors each year.

The company is situated on part of the 400-acre development scheduled to include Nebraska Furniture Mart, Applebee's restaurant, a multi-complex theater and an outdoor shopping mall.

Warren Theatre's addition to the tourism area will include a 77,000-square-foot movie theater with 12 auditoriums. One of the auditoriums will be the largest in the Kansas City area. And two auditoriums will have VIP seating and food service.

Warren Theatres, based in Wichita and owned by Bill Warren, has a 17-screen theater in Wichita. The corporation has plans to construct two other multi-complex theaters in the Wichita area. The Kansas City location is expected to employ 150 people.

Red Development, Kansas City, Mo., plans to build a 600,000-square-foot outdoor retail shopping center with specialty stores. This is estimated that this will provide about 2,000 jobs and that estimated sales will generate $200 million.

The businesses in the tourism area are expected to create 3,300 new jobs and generate more than $26 million in sales tax revenue each year.

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