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The First Cabela's
to Close

American Thinker, by Anthony Ciani

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Posted By:magnante, 11/4/2012 8:55:49 AM

Cabela's is self-described as the "World's foremost outfitter", and one look at any of their stores would add an exclamation point to that claim. This author was even told how "lucky" he was to live near a Cabela's. Two stories of anything you might need to outfit a cabin or an expedition.(snip)But the store in Cook County Illinois is different; proof that while government may not be able to create jobs or improve an economy, it is more than capable of killing businesses and jobs.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: STLstudent, 11/4/2012 9:03:24 AM     (No. 8986753)

If you love freedom, if you have any desire to see your children grow-up in a land of opportunity, then get to the polls on Tuesday and vote for Romney and conservatives.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/4/2012 9:12:50 AM     (No. 8986769)

And this is why (among other reasons) so many cities are faltering. Trying to operate a business in a 'blue' area is like being a lamb surrounded by junkyard dogs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Annalucia, 11/4/2012 9:13:32 AM     (No. 8986771)

This is so idiotic. Law-abiding Cook County residents will simply drive elsewhere to buy their guns and ammunition, just as smokers drive to Indiana to buy cigarettes which cost about 1/3 of what they do in Chicago. As for the gangbangers shooting up the South and West Sides, does anyone think they're going to places like Cabela's to buy their ammo?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rollingcow, 11/4/2012 9:20:08 AM     (No. 8986786)

Of course they will, #3! They get the 'Big 'bangers' discount, of course they have to show their cards.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: tren9, 11/4/2012 9:23:36 AM     (No. 8986789)

Several decades ago I was managing a hotel in Denver when the state increased the state sales tax. By letter they told us that we could call and they would send us tax charts. The charts are not that hard to create, but why bother if the state has already done so? I called and asked for an 11.8% tax chart. The supervisor I was talking to had none because he could not believe that it could be so high! So every hotel/motel in Denver had to create its own charts.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 11/4/2012 9:37:45 AM     (No. 8986821)

#2 - We've see that here in Cleveland. The Flats, originally Cleveland's big river front industrial area, was built up into a nice entertainment district when Mayor Voinovich was in charge. The defecrats took over and let it devolve back into a dump! What a shame. Cleveland has had the same democrat mayor since 2005 who is "dedicated" to fixing the schools. The school situation hasn't changed a bit, but he's still tryin to fix 'em!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/4/2012 9:43:37 AM     (No. 8986829)

Cbela's should have known better than to trust the government.
Many corporations shop around for the best tax deal, pitting one community against other communities. The whole economic development hustlers should go out of existence. They do not add value to anything.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly, 11/4/2012 10:03:01 AM     (No. 8986868)

First Cabela's?
Maybe in Illinois.

Cabela's first retail store was in Sidney, NE.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: volksford, 11/4/2012 10:15:56 AM     (No. 8986893)

To close # 8! to close !

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Reply 10 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/4/2012 10:19:46 AM     (No. 8986900)

when we lived there we LOVED this store. Wish there was one in central FL. What a shame and a pity. Funny thing - we wondered when they first built it how much biz they would get in Hoffman Est. Cabela's would probably be better suited to a far far west county...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/4/2012 10:29:50 AM     (No. 8986931)

We live an equal distance between this IL store and the Cabela's in IN, guess which one we drive to.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/4/2012 10:33:29 AM     (No. 8986940)

Anybody who lives near a Cabela's knows what a loss this is. If you never hunt fish or go camping, you have to appreciate the atmosphere they create in their stores. Better than Disneyland. #8, I think the reference is to the first Cabela's to CLOSE.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly, 11/4/2012 10:37:45 AM     (No. 8986947)

#9, #12

Poor headline writing.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: craftyone, 11/4/2012 10:58:21 AM     (No. 8987001)

The first Cabela's store to open (after Sidney NE) was Owatanna MN. It's a beautiful store. MN may be blue but it's definatly leaning RED. We have lots of hunters, fishermen, campers and boaters that LOVE that store. If anything will make this state vote republican it's the threat to our 2nd Amendment rights.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: DARling, 11/4/2012 11:10:41 AM     (No. 8987049)

Cabela's is a miniature version of America, and shows what will happen when you keep voting for liberals and all of that "free" money they offer.



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Reply 16 - Posted by: cmpfire, 11/4/2012 11:15:42 AM     (No. 8987067)

2nd store was (is) Kearney,Nb. The Cabela brothers contribute much more than just the stores to the communities they enter. Good men.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/4/2012 11:34:23 AM     (No. 8987099)

I reread the article and I still dont get it. Evidently the store is NOT closing- at least not yet. So whats with this "first cabelas to close" headline. Looks like PP writing to me.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: KingBubo, 11/4/2012 11:41:05 AM     (No. 8987106)

I work near this store. The prices are outrageous (although I am not a hunter or sportsman). The location is atrocious... as it is near I90, but on the South end of ritzy south Barrington, not the mecca for hunting. It is in C(r)ook county, but barely.

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