Business brief: New Mexico's first Cabela's opens


Cabela's celebrated the grand opening of its first New Mexico store Sept. 21 in Albuquerque.

The grand opening lasted all weekend and featured a Cabela's Outdoor Fund grant presentation to Bernalillo County 4-H shooting sports and a live performance by Lucas Hoge, country music artist and Cabela's "ambassador."

The 70,000-square-foot store is located at 5151 Lang Ave. NE in the Legacy at Journal Center development near the intersection of Interstate 25 and Paseo del Norte. Cabela's has hired more than 150 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees to staff the store.

The store offers customers an immersive outdoor experience with dozens of museum-quality taxidermy mounts and wildlife habitat displays, vintage outdoor photos and memorabilia, an indoor archery range and a state-of-the-art digital "Gun Hub" kiosk.

Store hours are: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

For additional information, call (505) 336-2700 or visit