Berlin, MA – Opened earlier this spring, Cabela’s retail location in Berlin is the first Massachusetts location for the Nebraska-based hunting, fishing, camping, and outdoor gear retailer. The 100,000sf facility is one of 70 stores across North America, providing an outdoor-like experience for shoppers.
The store’s exterior was fitted with log construction, stonework, wood siding, metal roofing, and a large glass storefront to reflect Cabela’s popular store model, while the interior features a mountain replica, aquarium, and museum-like wildlife displays. In addition, an indoor archery range, gun library, bargain cave, deli, and fudge shop are highlights of the retail location.
Griffin Electric of Holliston was tasked with the installation of complete electrical and site lighting for the facility. Additionally, systems for service, distribution, and emergency generator were set up by the Griffin team during construction. Extensive under slab and floor box work was also included in the electrical contract, which ranged from deep and shallow areas throughout.
Minneapolis-based Kraus-Anderson was the general contractor assigned to the project, working directly with architect, Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates, of Mechanicsburg, PA, and electrical engineer, Bala Consulting Engineers, of King of Prussia, PA.
“The construction of a retail establishment stimulates the economic growth of our region, as it keeps our trades employed, as well as creates additional jobs upon completion,” commented Wayne J. Griffin, President of Griffin Electric.