Cabela’s Inc., which elected to build an 88,000-square-foot store in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga after scrapping plans to build a smaller store in Erie, is now accepting applications to staff the new location.
The company, which plans to open its new store this fall, is looking to hire about 225 employees.
Applications are being accepted now and must be submitted online. Potential applicants can visit www.cabelas.jobs, click on “Apply Now,” then select United States and Cheektowaga, N.Y., for the location and click “Search.”
Cabela’s, which nixed plans to build here in early 2013, later filed lawsuits against the Cafaro Co. and Millcreek Marketplace, claiming that the two defendants used Cabela’s to leverage a lease with what had been called an unknown retailer.
The unknown retailer turned out to be Field & Stream, which is on track to open a 50,000-square-foot store sometime this fall in Millcreek Township. While Erie is no longer in line for a Cabela’s location, the Field & Stream store that will open in a few months is 60 percent larger than the Cabela’s location that had been planned for Erie.
Cheektowaga is about 90 miles from Erie.