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Sam Penrod ReportingOutdoor enthusiasts will want to mark August 25th on their calendar. That's when Cabela's superstore, near Point of the Mountain, will open for business.
Work around the new Cabela's store is going at a fast pace. Inside, the store is 95 percent finished, but with the deadline quickly approaching, much of the work now is focused outside.
Dave Kasteler, Okland Construction: "We're just finishing up the signage, we're finishing up the asphalt over the next three weeks; 90 percent of the asphalt will go in and then landscaping is getting started in the next few days."
The store will be 172-thousand square feet inside and will have more than 14-hundred parking spaces for its customers. When Okland Construction turns the building over to Cabelas, it will have finished the project from start to finish in just seven and a half months.
Dave Kasteler, Okland Construction: "The weather, just like any construction project has been difficult this spring, but we're going to deliver the building on schedule to the owner, and we're just as excited as anyone about Cabelas coming to town."
While Okland Construction has been the general contractor on the project, they credit all of the workers, more than 700, that have been involved in the work.
Dave Kasteler, Okland Construction: "We have 250-300 craftsmen here on a daily basis, whether they are installing wood, moving dirt or what not. I think the key is the craftsmen here what delivered the buildling on time and have been able to make it work."
And at the end of August, outdoor enthusiasts will get to enjoy their work as they shop and take in a store that is expected to attract four million people every year. Cabela's will open for business, August 25th, but the store's official grand opening celebration won't be until in the fall.