Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Cabela's is no longer planning a store in Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPEL — Say goodbye to outdoors giant Cabela's, but potentially hello to Dick's Sporting Goods and Field & Stream in the Cypress Creek Town Center in southern Pasco County.

Last fall, Nebraska-based Cabela's targeted the site along State Road 56, across the highway from the Tampa Premium Outlets mall, for its first Florida store. But property owner Sierra Properties confirmed Monday it had terminated the lease, saying Cabela's was not ready to proceed.

"They're a good company, we'd love to have them there, but we can't wait any longer,'' said Robert Sierra, chairman and CEO of Sierra Properties.

In the meantime, a flier circulating among leasing agents trying to fill spots on the southside of SR 56 shows a Dick's Sporting Goods and Field & Stream taking over the anchor location vacated by Cabela's.

The map from Southeast Retail Group is marketing the corner parcel at SR 56 and Sun Vista Drive, property owned by the Jacobs Group. Calls to Southeast Retail were not returned.

Dick's Sporting Goods, which has a store 4.5 miles to the north at the Groves, a shopping center near I-75 and State Road 54, is headquartered in Pittsburgh and also owns and operates Field & Stream as a speciality store. Dick's bills itself as the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer. It opened its first combined Dick's Sporting Goods and Field & Stream store last summer in Mobile, Ala., and announced plans in April to add a combined location at a Scranton, Pa., mall. Calls to Dick's corporate headquarters were not immediately returned Monday.

Sierra, the property owner, declined to comment on specific tenants that could be coming to Cypress Creek Town Center, but urged caution in considering the site plan as completely accurate.

The Southeast Retail Group map identified other previously undisclosed stores at Cypress Creek Town Center as Hobby Lobby, PetSmart, Ulta Beauty, Nordstrom Rack, Total Wine and More, Men's Warehouse, T Mobile, Mattress Firm, and restaurants Wendy's, Taco Bell, Newk's Eatery, Bahama Breeze and Chuy's (Tex-Mex). The map lists potential tenants as T.J. Maxx or HomeGoods and SteinMart or DSW Designer Shoes Warehouse. Besides Dick's, a handful of the named stores, PetSmart, Ulta Beauty, T.J. Maxx, also are located in the Grove, which opened in 2007.

Less speculative are the plans from Ford's Garage and Polo Tropical, both of which have filed development plans with Pasco County.

The Cypress Creek Town Center, at 25262 Wesley Chapel Blvd. (County Road 54), is at the northwest corner of the interchange of I-75 and SR 56. The western edge of the site has been leased to Regency Centers, which plans a 13-store, 240,000-square-foot plaza that could include an organic grocery as one of its anchors.

Work crews are currently installing drainage and doing other infrastructure work on the town center site, but Sierra said he didn't expect a business to open on premises until 2017.

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