Cabela’s a big catch for Columbus | The Columbus Dispatch

By  Tim Feran The Columbus Dispatch

Outdoors enthusiasts won’t have to drive out of state any longer to visit a Cabela’s store. The popular hunting, fishing and outdoors retailer said yesterday that it will open its first location in Ohio next year at the Polaris area.

With a store that will include an indoor mountain display, an aquarium stocked with native fish and merchandise spread over a sprawling retail area, Cabela’s is known to attract both shoppers and tourists.

“It’s like Disney World for a hunter — shopping, attractions, all in one,” said Scott Peacock, media-relations manager for the convention and visitors bureau Experience Columbus. “Their regional draw is hands down a plus for us as a destination.”

Cabela’s chose the Polaris location based on what it knows about its customers and the draw of being part of the growing Polaris area, spokesman Wes Remmer said. The 80,000-square-foot-store — midsized for the chain — will be located at the northeast corner of Gemini Place and Lyra Drive in the Polaris Centers development, near I-71.

“We look into where we have loyal customers through our catalog and online shopping, establish hot spots and try to build right in the middle of those zones,” he said.

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