Sammy Linebaugh reportingHundreds of thousands of people have been looking forward to this week because Cabela's will open its doors in Lehi.
Some people are anxious to spend their money, others are excited about the money the store will bring to the state.
As much as people are anxious to do a little shopping, so too is Utah anxious for the economic impact Cabela's is sure to have.
With millions of annual visitors and hundreds of jobs, the impact of the new store appears obvious. The state is expected to see $2.5-million to $2.8-million in tax revenues generated by the Cabela's in Lehi.
The store should generate about 400 jobs.
This Cabela's expects some 4 million visitors in the first year. Cabela's managers say on any given day, more than fifty percent of customers travel more than 100 miles to get there, and the average customer stays for four and a half hours.
Here are some more interesting facts about the Cabela's in Lehi. The showroom is 173-thousand square feet, which is the size of three and a half football fields.
There are more than 13- hundred parking spaces and 35 toilets and urinals. Sounds like a stadium.
There are 211 security cameras in and around the building.
The C in the Cabela's on the south side is 15 feet tall. There are 430 animals, dead and alive, inside the store. And it has a 50-thousand gallon walk-through aquarium.
The opening is set for August 25.