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Cabela's Considering Charleston Location

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How about this news? MB has Bass Outdoor, and Chas is trying to get Cabela's. I never imagined my hometown being considered for one of these amazing stores, but it definitely would be an asset to the economy. The north city is primarily pursuing the franchise, but the article did not give any details as to where the store site would be. The best location would be somewhere directly off of I-26, but I think they should consider other sites such as West Ashley or Daniel Island, both locations off of I-526. Anyway, here's the article link below:

N. Charleston trying to attract outdoor store-tourist draw Cabela's

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Cabela's is a store for hunters and outdoorsmen, am I right? I know my wife's cousin loves the one near his town in Minnesota, but I'm still not clear what the store is like. Could anyone paint a picture of what it's like to shop there?

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More problems are being developed from the incentive package the state wants to give Cabela's as Governor Sanford vetoed the bill, yet the state legislature (in its "infinite" wisdom) overrode it. The article below gives a good point about how this special legislation lures "extraordinary" businesses into the community; this incentive plan was used to bring in McDonald's to the town of Summerton in Clarendon County. However, the governor's rep makes a terrific point in that the north area is not a "distressed" retail area whereas Summerton was.

Sanford criticized on Cabela's issue

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How does this store compare to Bass Outdoor?

How does it compare to Sportsman's Warehouse that just opened its first SC store on Piney Grove Rd in Columbia?

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OK, as far as store comparisons go, Cabela's is basically an outdoorsmen's paradise. The store specializes mainly in hunting, camping, and fishing gear, but the store itself is an attraction with its huge aquariums and taxidermy displays. You will find many species of wild animals and fish displayed here.

Corgi, it's funny that you mention Sportsman's Warehouse up here in Cola. Notice that the local and state lawmakers did not give this company any incentives to locate there.

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OK, as far as store comparisons go, Cabela's is basically an outdoorsmen's paradise. The store specializes mainly in hunting, camping, and fishing gear, but the store itself is an attraction with its huge aquariums and taxidermy displays. You will find many species of wild animals and fish displayed here.

Corgi, it's funny that you mention Sportsman's Warehouse up here in Cola. Notice that the local and state lawmakers did not give this company any incentives to locate there.

Wonder why? Maybe they didn't need any.

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Here's an article about how Cabela's is still looking for incentives from SC as well as other states like Kentucky. The franchise played some economic "hardball" with KY where it was noted that the state lawmakers had turned down Cabela's request for so-called NEXUS status, which would have exempted the company from levying state sales taxes on catalog orders from Kentucky residents, even if it built a store in the state; this resulted in the store threatening to pull out of the state altogether.

It would behoove SC and the north city to reconsider how it negotiates with Cabela's, considering how the company seems to get out of paying state taxes. They're (Cabela's) saying that its tourism draw will stimulate more revenue for the state with additional businesses locating around it.

Retailer Cabela's hunting for incentives

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Here's an article about how Cabela's is still looking for incentives from SC as well as other states like Kentucky. The franchise played some economic "hardball" with KY where it was noted that the state lawmakers had turned down Cabela's request for so-called NEXUS status, which would have exempted the company from levying state sales taxes on catalog orders from Kentucky residents, even if it built a store in the state; this resulted in the store threatening to pull out of the state altogether.

It would behoove SC and the north city to reconsider how it negotiates with Cabela's, considering how the company seems to get out of paying state taxes. They're (Cabela's) saying that its tourism draw will stimulate more revenue for the state with additional businesses locating around it.

Retailer Cabela's hunting for incentives

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Ha, I was doing a search online for "Cabela's tax incentives" and came across this UP thread.

FYI: We're going through the same thing with Cabela's looking for handouts in one of Grand Rapids' northern suburbs. You can read the thread HERE if you're interested. The city of Walker and the State have initially said no. We'll see if they stick to their guns.

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Hmmm...in the article link below, it looks as if Cabela's may be considering to opt out of locating in the Palmetto State. A few leaders are starting to wonder if Cabela's will lose its interest in locating in the north area over a controversial tax incentive package the state has offered the chain to seal the deal. Because of the continued squabbling over the incentives, one of the attorneys for the real estate firm representing Cabelas said the retailer is now shifting its interest to other parts of the country where it is being "actively courted."

The real estate firm is actually Robert Clement's CC&T, and he was quoted as saying that SC is not a number one priority for the retailer. Once again, the state's hesitation and inability to make a decision may cost it another economic opportunity.

Waiting on Cabela's

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^^^That sucks. There is a rumor going around that Greenville could be getting a Bass Pro Shops soon. Hopefully this won't happen if it does come true.

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