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Farmington officials say Cabela’s is coming to town

Posted at 9:45 PM, Dec 20, 2014

FARMINGTON, Utah -- The Lehi location of Cabela’s is a popular shopping destination, and now the retail giant specializing in outdoor goods is set to double its presence in Utah.

“Cabela's is coming to Davis County, and more importantly, it happens to be coming here to Farmington,” said Bret Millburn, who is the Davis County Commissioner.

Cabela's is known for hunting, fishing, and camping supplies--and for its legion dedicated customers. Construction on the store is expected to begin in 2015 and it's expected to open in spring of 2016.

“Just the nature of the store and the name that it brings, and the draw that it brings, we anticipate it will bring people from all over northern Utah and even maybe outside the state--southern Idaho,” Millburn said.

Farmington Mayor Jim Talbot said this has been in the works for a while.

“Cabela's approached us about four or five months ago,” he said.

Talbot said it makes sense to him that Cabela’s would choose his town.

“We like to think of Farmington as being unique, we really do,” he said.

He and Millburn believe the massive new store, with its estimated 200 employees will add to the synergy of what's becoming a regional crossroads of activity, with the $350 million Station Park Development, the Legacy Events Center, and other destinations nearby.

“Maybe the wife and kids wanna go over to Station Park and go to the movies, do some additional shopping for school or whatever the case may be, or you combine that and you go to Lagoon for a day,” Millburn said.