Outdoors retailer Cabela’s has turned down Four Oaks as a site for a store. That's too bad. I was watching this story and hoping that our area would get a Cabela's. The stupid part is the reason for not putting one here. "Cabela’s plans to build a store in Richmond, Va...The company felt that a store in Four Oaks would be too close."
Too close? Richmond is a three frickin' hour drive away! I don't drive three hours to go to a sporting goods store, thank you. I am glad that Wal-Mart doesn't think that way. Dick's Sporting Goods is doing fine with stores right down the road from each other. The same with stores like Petsmart. That is a retarded reason for not putting in a Cabela's. I am going to write them and tell them so.
Here is The Smithfield Herald story.
Here is some of what I wrote them:
The recent decision to not put a Cabela's in our area is greatly disappointing. The most disappointing part is one very STUPID reason, and I quote, "Cabela’s plans to build a store in Richmond, Va...The company felt that a store in Four Oaks would be too close." Apparently, someone doesn't know how to read a map. Richmond is 3 hours drive away!!! It is one thing to turn down the location for other reasons, and I am sure there are other legitimate reasons for it. I serve on the local planning board for a town just several miles up the interstate and would love to work on helping Cabela's come to the region. I am a firearms and sporting collector and enthusiast. Don't let some reason as stupid as another planned store a few hundred miles away hose up wonderful plans for a store we have been longing for!!!!! You will find comments left on gunandgame.com and troylaplante.com for starters. We need a store like yours in this area, and really hate to see stupidity reign.