I believe the catalog got them this big. Have you ever been the recipient of the leatherbound catalog that has every sub catalog within? It's thicker than a good dictionary.
88,000 sqft isn't that big for a Cabelas. Even their big 250k + stores only have a fraction of the stuff you can find in the catalog.
I get the Spring and Fall big catalogs every year. Yep- I'm big stuff over there.
It will be a smnall one (I'd imagine like the one in Mitchell, SD)- but to me one of the great things will be store pick-up. No shipping and I can try the item on there. Way cool.
I think Dundee, MI was the largest one when it was built.
I thought years ago Cabela's bought all of Gander Mountain - but that must have only been the Gander Mountain catalog...we've got 2 Gander's in town (1 is only a mile from the new Cabela's), & they won't be able to compete.
I think that was urban myth.