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Posted on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 4:26 p.m.

Dundee Cabela's set to reopen this week after fire

By Kyle Feldscher

Outdoors enthusiasts of southeast Michigan, rejoice: Cabela’s in Dundee reopens Friday afternoon.


Cabela's is scheduled to reopen Friday afternoon.

The store has been closed since Wednesday, April 26 after a small electrical fire required a major cleanup. Spokesman Chuck Smock said the store, 110 Cabela’s Blvd., is scheduled to open at 4 p.m. Friday.

According to a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Cabela’s employees and outside contractors are working in three shifts around the clock to complete the cleanup.

“Our team is eager to get our store put back together,” said Joe Ross, general manager of the store. “We can’t wait until we can open the doors and welcome our customers back.”

The fire started at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and the store suffered smoke and chemical damage during the process of putting it out. A sooty film covered parts of the store.

The entire clothing inventory and other goods needed to be replaced. Store officials said all merchandise damaged by the fire, smoke and the fire extinguisher compound have been removed from the store. They will be replaced by new items.

The building itself did not suffer any structural damage.

Cabela’s will continue to honor sale prices for its Warm Up to Savings event and the upcoming Let’s Go Camping promotion until May 12.

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Nicholas Urfe

Wed, May 1, 2013 : 5:18 p.m.

Any word on where their imported garments originate? Wondering if any are sourced from the factory that collapsed in Bangladesh.

Honest Abe

Wed, May 1, 2013 : 7:28 a.m.

This high priced, over rated place is going to be just fine. Don't worry - You'll be able to go there and over pay, before you know it!!!!


Wed, May 1, 2013 : 5:15 p.m.

Abe.....Their prices are on par with everyone else.Thing is if you are looking for something kinda odd ( like titanium leaders ) that's where you go.I have about 100 lures and their prices about the same as Meijer's.

Fat Bill

Wed, May 1, 2013 : 3:34 a.m.

A fire sale is highly unlikely; the soot and residue from a modern structure fire contains carcinogens and other various poisonous and otherwise unhealthy substances.


Wed, May 1, 2013 : 2:24 a.m.

I bet they still won't have any handgun ammo in stock.


Wed, May 1, 2013 : 10:52 a.m.

True but my husband is still hoping.


Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 11:30 p.m.

Thank god ...I was going through withdrawals !


Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 11:05 p.m.

@ Jeff Renner, re: "I wonder about all of the taxidermy displays. Will they have to be cleaned?" Only some of them. They just moved the Polar Bears over to the Black Bear exhibit.

Jeff Renner

Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 10:54 p.m.

I wonder about all of the taxidermy displays. Will they have to be cleaned?


Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 10:16 p.m.

I will be upstairs in the discount room at 9 am Friday FIRE SALE STUFF I hope

Jeff Renner

Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 10:53 p.m.

You'll have a wait. The article says the store will open Friday afternoon.


Tue, Apr 30, 2013 : 8:44 p.m.

Is there going to be a sale of fire damaged clothing? If so when and where? Thanks for the information.