Officials: 2,000 Dundee Cabela's shoppers line up for store's reopening
An estimated 2,000 people showed up outside the Cabela’s in Dundee, Mich. in anticipation of the store reopening after an electrical fire last week, according to store officials.
The store reopened at 4 p.m. Friday after closing after an April 24 fire. The small electrical fire damaged parts of the store, but much more damage was done by smoke and chemicals from fire extinguishers used to put out the fire.
Officials said an estimated 2,000 people were waiting outside the store, 110 Cabelas Blvd., in a scene seemingly pulled from Black Friday sales after in November.
“The store looks fantastic,” Joe Ross, general manager, said in a news release. “What we pulled off is truly amazing. The store is neat. The store is clean. A lot of people are proud to be part of this. We put our house back together.”
According to officials, the first man in line arrived at 10 a.m. Friday. John Dunphy, from Perrysburg, Ohio, said he wouldn’t wait for any other store.
“I told my wife I would never do Black Friday, or any other of that waiting in line stuff,” he said in a statement. “Now here I am.”