Make us your home page
Instagram

Cabela's is no longer planning a store in Wesley Chapel

Outdoor megastore Cabela’s had been planning to open in Wesley Chapel a store like the one shown here in Lacey, Wash., but those plans have been scuttled. 

Associated Press

Outdoor megastore Cabela’s had been planning to open in Wesley Chapel a store like the one shown here in Lacey, Wash., but those plans have been scuttled. 

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.

Cabela's is no longer planning a store in Wesley Chapel 06/13/16 [Last modified: Monday, June 13, 2016 9:34pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Another Hollywood nursing home resident dies. It's the 9th in post-Irma tragedy.

    State Roundup

    The Broward County Medical Examiner's office is investigating another death of a resident of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills — the ninth blamed on the failure of a cooling system that became a stifling deathtrap three days after Irma hit.

    Carlos Canal, pictured at 47 years old, came to Miami from Cuba in 1960. Above is his citizenship photo. [Courtesy of Lily Schwartz]
  2. Despite Hurricane Irma, Hillsborough remains on pace to unlock hotel tax that could pay for Rays ballpark

    Tourism

    TAMPA — Despite the threat of a catastrophic storm, it was business as usual at many Hillsborough County hotels in the days before Hurricane Irma bore down on the Tampa Bay region.

    The Grand Hyatt near TIA closed during Hurricane Irma, but many other Hillsborough hotels were open and saw an influx.
  3. New Graham-Cassidy health care plan stumbles under opposition from governors

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — The suddenly resurgent Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act was dealt a blow on Tuesday when a bipartisan group of governors came out against a proposal gaining steam in the Senate.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joined by, from left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to reporters as he pushes a last-ditch effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. To win, 50 of the 52 GOP senators must back it -- a margin they failed to reach when the chamber rejected the effort in July. [/J. Scott Applewhite | Associated Press]
  4. Early estimates peg Hurricane Irma damage at as much as $65B

    Banking

    The damage totals from Hurricane Irma are still being tallied, but early numbers are in: As of Tuesday, the storm is estimated to have caused between $42.5 billion and $65 billion of damage. That's according to a Tuesday release by Irvine, Calif.-based analytics company CoreLogic.

    Hurricane Irma is estimated to have caused up to $65 billion in damage, said analytics company CoreLogic. Pictured is 
Hermilo Munoz Castillo as wades down a flooded street to check on his home in southern Collier County, Fla. after Hurricane Irma passed. | [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  5. Port Tampa Bay makes public/private commitment for $60 million expansion project

    Business

    TAMPA — Port Tampa Bay approved a public-private partnership agreement with four other entities to divvy up who will pay for a $60 million widening and extension of the Big Bend Channel.

    Port Tampa Bay approved a participation agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Transportation, Tampa Electric Company and Mosaic Company at the port's monthly board meeting on  Tuesday. Port Tampa Bay President & CEO Paul Anderson signs the agreement as Ram Kancharla; Port Tampa Bay's vice president of planning & development, Brandon Burch; project manager at United States Army Corps of Engineers, Lois Moore; of Alcalde and Fay and Charles Klug; Port Tampa Bay principal counsel, and Tim Murphy; deputy district engineer of the Army Corps., looks on. [Company handout]