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Fact or Fiction Cabela's

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Is Cabela's coming to the area, or is that just rumors?

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There was an article in the Duluth paper last spring, saying they were looking at Cloquet/moose lake/another area but I haven't heard anything since.

I hope so...

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I've been hearing that one for almost three years now but I haven't seen anything too reliable as to where and when if at all.

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Its all hear say until I see ground broke. It would be nice though.

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I think they should turn the aquarium into a cabela's. Cause then I'd go.

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Ya at least then it would turn a profit!

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I have heard the rumor this week that for sure they are moving into that Industrial park north of Cloquet. Not the first time this one has circulated and probably not the last.

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You know it would be nice but it would more than likely hurt the places we already have. These of which are not as big but will go out of the to serve you. Cabelas is a nice store to go on a trip but face it they are still a big box store. If you come back you come back. If not you dont. This is the 3rd time this story has come around.

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All it would do is cause me to spend more money than I already do! \:\)

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From what I understand Cabela's officials were not happy about that leak to the paper last year from that Carlton Co. official. I too heard the Esko rumor, if it happens say good bye Gander Mnt., but Russ should be fine at Marine General, I hope.

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As of the last I heard the project has be put on hold until further notice. I heard this on the radio a few weeks ago.

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I really dont think this will happen. Its been floating around too long with nothing done.

I will continue to support the "Locals" thats for sure. These guys are the ones who have gotten us what we have now and Im not going to quit shopping places like Marine General, Bait Box, Chalstroms, Minnowettte or Fishermans Corner because a big box store comes in.

I will however shop Cabelas for the great deals on stuff and the bargain cave. Gander Mt. better start getting things straight up there in Hermantown cuzz if a Cabelas does come that close to Duluth their bussiness will be gone and so will half their employees.

Like I say I dont see a Cabelas being in our area for at least 10 years.

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 Originally Posted By: Northlander
I will continue to support the "Locals" thats for sure. These guys are the ones who have gotten us what we have now and Im not going to quit shopping places like Marine General, Bait Box, Chalstroms, Minnowettte or Fishermans Corner because a big box store comes in.

same here. I remember when scott bought that old small engine repair building in pike lake. it was a small room with some tackle and bait and scott's room was right in the corner. That was back in 1980 something, early 80's, and I won't turn my back on these small local guys who have been helpful to me over the years for a big super duper store. marine general is another that I hit often. they know there stuff when it comes to the pond

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They should put it in Cotton, that way us Rangers would have easy access too. But all in all I don't really care for the really big stores, takes too dang long to find what you are looking for.

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All they need is a sweeter deal and they'll come.

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Around Xmas I had 2 people tell me it was going in the Esko business park, that area that had all the earthmovers working last fall (and they were burying septic/water lines along hwy 61 to it as well). But all work came to a standstill about that time, and nothing more has been done. I dont think that location is big enough for what a Cabela's would want (tho in the last month or so there has been a large commercial area selectively cleared on the NE corner at the Esko exit also)

I'd have to find a whole lot more will-power, having to drive by that every day. I like them for their camping gear more than anything else.

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For me cabelas is an xcuse for a road trip. It can stay in the cities.

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was at the store in Rogers last week and talked to one of there pro's and he asked was I excited to get a store in the Duluth area???? According to him, they had already purchased the land and was just waiting to see what would happen. He stated that Cabelas often bought land just for investment and not a store.

One thing that caught my attention is the store in Duluth would not have the Bass assortment that Rogers has, he said each store is geared toward the local area fishery. He said most of the tackle would be for the eyes and muskies and lake superior.

This salesman ran the Cabelas tent at the Bassmaster two weeks ago.

They put Gander Mnt to shame. All of the salesman in each dept were more than happy to help you, I was not in one dept more than a couple of minutes before I was approached by a salesperson not like Gander where you have to look for somebody to help you and hope that they know what they are doing.

I do not think they will hurt the two local stores we have that I go to. Their service is to personal to have an effect on me. Will still go Fish. Corner or Russ before I would go to Gander or Caballes>>>later the load

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I was told that it would be going in around Black Bear. They want to get the 210 and 33 people that are going North.

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A Cabelas would take a big chunk out of all the local shops and would close probably a couple of the ones just hangin on now.

Thats if its within 45 minutes of Duluth. If its within 20 minutes it will really hurt especially the 1st year.

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I don't think it would hurt the local shops as much as it would hurt Gander Mnt. Please don't getting me starting on that rip off joint. Anyway it more of a tourist and fun place to go. Plus they do have good stuff in reloading tools and bullets and all that stuff.

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Thats true, I still would go to Russ or Scotty not unless they did not have what I wanted or they were giving it away. Maybe a few of the other stores would start to cater to us and not just try to make a quick buck because they are close.

I think the honest (bait) stores and not the counters will do ok.

What ever happened to Ganders bait store????>>>later the load

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local is always better, but most people just can't drive by the larger stores for there selection. But both larger retail stores can get you on there prices. I was at cabela's and bought some vexilar accessories, and a week later stoped at gander and the normal price was 5-10 cheaper then cabela's. Just like any store got to know what you are shopping for...

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I am not a big hunter. i will go and enjoy an occasional bird hunting in the northwoods, but that is the only hunting i do. if i was a big time hunter, gander or cabelas would be my second home. but i like going to scotts, chalstroms, or log cabin on lotw and know the people by name and be able to pick their brains for info. i rarely have a compelling reason to go to gander

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From what I have heard they were going to go to Moose Lake but someone in the city blew that deal and Cabelas went with Esko supposedly. I too agree that Marine General shouldn't have a problem. Cabelas is nice and big but price wise they are not the cheapest.

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