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New Cabela’s Boomtown store to hire 400

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A giant Cabela’s outdoors retail store planned to open this fall next to Boomtown just across the California-Nevada state line is planning on hiring 400 employees.

The 150,000-square-foot, large-format superstore, Cabela’s first “destination” retail store in Nevada, is located on the Boomtown Reno property on Interstate 80. The Cabela’s chain specializes in hunting, fishing and outdoor gear.

The Cabela’s management team is being formed and on Aug. 13 will begin hiring as many as 400 associates from the surrounding area to staff the store, according to a press release from Cabela’s Minnesota-based public relations firm.

The retailer says that more than three million visitors could visit the store annually, making it one of the top tourist attractions in the state. And most of those spending money will be non-residents, according to Nevada officials.

In June 2006, The Nevada Commission on Tourism passed a resolution concluding that a majority of the sales tax revenue from the Cabela’s Reno would come from out-of-state visitors. The resolution is one of the steps that Nevada law requires in the process of approving Sales Tax Anticipation Revenue bond financing to build Cabela’s. An independent economic analysis prepared for the City of Reno found that nearly 88 percent of an estimated 2.5 million visitors a year to Cabela’s Reno would come from out of state and that the non-Nevada buyers would generate 68 percent of retail sales.

Cabela’s Web site says the Reno store will include “top-notch educational and entertainment attractions, mixing a decor of museum-quality animal displays with colorful dioramas, huge aquariums stocked with native fish and a centerpiece indoor mountain displaying trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.”

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