More than 200 new jobs could be coming to Sun Prairie by 2015, if hunting and fishing outfitter Cabela's follows through on plans to build a new retail outlet there.
The company announced plans for the store Thursday. The store would be located in the Prairie Lakes Shopping Center at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 151 and Grand Avenue on the west side of the city.
“Wisconsin has proven to be a Cabela’s kind of place,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “We have a history of success in our Prairie du Chien, Richfield and Green Bay locations and we couldn’t be more excited to bring a store to Sun Prairie.”
The 86,000-square-foot store would be Cabela’s fourth store in Wisconsin. The company recently opened a story in Green Bay, joining Prairie du Chien and Richfield. The company also operates a distribution center in Prairie du Chien.
"This national retailer makes Sun Prairie and Prairie Lakes even more of a destination for shoppers, but especially for sportsman and outdoor enthusiasts," said Sun Prairie Mayor John Murray in a release.
The building will be built in Cabela’s new format, which is designed to surround customers in an outdoor-like experience.
Cabela’s operates 48 stores across the United States and Canada. The company hopes to open another 19 stores over the next two years.
The Sun Prairie City Council still needs to approve the project, which could take about two months.
Cabela's wants to start construction in the spring on the Sun Prairie location. They also have plans to open 19 more stores over the next two years around the country.