Cabela's To Open 2nd Store in W.V.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Outdoor gear retailer Cabela's Inc. is expanding its presence in West Virginia.

Sidney, Neb.-based Cabela's said Thursday in a news release that it plans to open an 80,000-square-foot store in the Southridge Centre off U.S. 119 in Charleston. The new store is expected to open in the summer of 2012.

Cabela's store in Wheeling opened in 2004.

Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner says people across West Virginia have been Cabela's customers for decades.

Charleston Mayor Danny Jones says he believes the Southridge store can become one of Cabela's top retail locations.

Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says West Virginia has an abundance of outdoor activities and enthusiasts. He believes the Charleston store will serve both the company and the community well.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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