Since July 2011, construction of a new 50,000 sqft building has been happening at Preston Crossing just off of circle drive. I had heard ideas of what this might be but it wasn’t confirmed until recently when a sign went up announcing the new store to be a Cabela’s which is an a massive US outdoor hunting and fishing chain. This will only be the third Cabela’s in Canada with the other locations being Winnipeg and Edmonton. The official announcement of Cabela’s website can be found here.
This is just another sign of Saskatoon’s growing economy. Cabela’s estimates that it will hire 100 people from Saskatoon and the surrounding area. Generally most employees are avid outdoors people. We are starting to see more and more larger retail chains move into Saskatoon and Canada as a whole. You can read more about Cabela as a company at businesswire.com. For many US companies, the US market is saturated and with the strong Canadian economy it makes sense to start looking to the north. The fact that out of all of Canada, Cabela’s choose Saskatoon as it’s third location demonstrates how strong our economy is and how well known we are becoming as a city.
With new business opening such as this we will continue to see strong results from the Saskatoon real estate market. Over the past year I have worked with people from all over the world relocating to Saskatoon. I always ask people why they selected Saskatoon and I get the same answer, there are so many opportunities. It is wonderful to see our city growing and attracting people from all over the world. Soon the days of driving to Edmonton or Calgary for weekend shopping trips will be gone as everything will be in our own backyard.
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