Inspired by Springfield store, Cabela's readies 'outpost' in Washington

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Cabela's credited the success of the company's store in Gateway Mall with spurring on plans to open more "outpost" stores this year, including a new store planned for Union Gap, Wash., near Yakima.

"Due to the success of the next-generation stores, and in particular the success of the smaller Springfield, Oregon, store, Cabela's has developed a new "Outpost" store format," the company said in a filing last February with the Securities and Exchange Commission. "The first Outpost store is expected to open in the fall of 2012 and will be located in Union Gap, Washington."

The Union Gap store is set to open Oct. 8. KVAL News partner KIMA News in Yakima, Wash., got a look inside.

The Springfield store opened in May 2011, the first of its kind in Oregon.