CLEVELAND April 23, 2015 Jacobs Real Estate Services (JRES) announced today that Cabela’s, a leading outdoor sporting goods retailer, will be opening a store in Avon. JRES will be the developer.

Cabela’s expects construction on the 81,000-square-foot store to begin later this year, and anticipates a fall 2016 opening. It will be located off Exit 153 of Interstate 90 near Chester Road.

“We are excited to be bringing a Cabela’s store to a flourishing community like Avon,” said James Eppele, executive vice president at JRES. “With close proximity to the interstate, it will be easily accessible to outdoor enthusiasts throughout Northern Ohio.”

Cabela’s expects to employ approximately 225 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees at the store. Upon opening, it will become the fourth Cabela’s store in Ohio, joining the Columbus location that opened in 2013, the West Chester store scheduled to open this fall and the Centerville store expected to open in spring 2016.

The Avon location will be built in Cabela’s new-format layout, designed to offer customers an immersive outdoor experience with log construction, stonework, a mountain replica, aquarium, dozens of wildlife displays and taxidermy mounts, hand-painted murals, vintage outdoor photos and an indoor archery range.

Additionally, the store will include a cafe, fudge shop, boat shop, gun library, bargain cave and Cabela’s Wildlife and Land Management product offering, along with thousands of quality outdoor products.

“Cabela’s has been interested in Northern Ohio and the Greater Cleveland area for some time now, and we’re absolutely thrilled to announce this location in Avon,” said Tommy Millner, chief executive officer at Cabela’s. “Ohio has proven to be a state full of outdoor enthusiasts, and full of loyal Cabela’s customers. Now Cabela’s will have a fourth conveniently located store to serve Ohioans and help them enjoy their time outdoors.”

Cabela’s currently operates 67 stores across North America and has announced plans to open an additional 19.

About Cabela’s Incorporated

Cabela’s Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world’s largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company’s founding in 1961, Cabela’s® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter®. Through Cabela’s growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela’s also issues the Cabela’s CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program.

About Jacobs Real Estate Services LLC

Jacobs Real Estate Services provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing and management services for owners of office buildings, specialized-use facilities and mixed-use developments. It is an independent affiliate of The Richard E. Jacobs Group, one of the nation’s premier developers of commercial real estate with more than 50 years of experience. For more information, visit