We're now getting a better understanding of what the Field & Stream store will look like, once it's built in Erie County.
Tonight, our news crew was invited on a tour of the first store ever, which is located in Cranberry Township, PA. Inside of the building, you'll find a variety of outdoor equipment and services in hunting, fishing, and camping.
According to Field & Stream Senior Manager of Marketing Shian-Li McGuire, the 50,000 square- foot facility is the same size as the one that's going to be built in Millcreek Township.
"Southwestern, PA has a great community of outdoor enthusiasts similar to the Erie Area," said McGuire. "So this is right in our backyard, and we think that the customers here are looking for an opportunity for a shopping experience like this."
Each store is expected to compete with Cabela's, which was initially going to build a store in the Millcreek Marketplace. But the deal fell through, so Field & Stream will soon offer it's services in Erie County.
"What we want to do is make sure the assortment of products in our Erie store are relevant to Erie shoppers," said McGuire. "So we'll make sure we customize that, and make sure everything there will meet the customers needs in Erie."
The Cranberry store will open August 16. The second store, which is located in Crescent Springs, Kentucky, will open later this year. The Millcreek store will open next year.