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Published on September 25th, 2013 | by Ben Hartman

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Scheels In Overland Park: Ground Breaking Ceremony

Today (September 25) marks the official ground breaking of Overland Park‘s newest member to the business and local community.  Members of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, Scheels and local residents all turned out to welcome the massive seven story, 220, 000 sq ft all sports megastore.  Located in the Corbin Park shopping center at 135th and Lamar, the Minnesota based company is poised to impress Kansas City with its’ huge selection of everything sporting as well as the many attractions that will be available to shoppers.

Scheels_#1The new Overland Park sporting goods store will open it’s doors in June of 2015.  Scheels will hire about 400 hundred people locally to staff the giant store.  Some of the attractions that visitors can expect are listed below.

65ft 16 Car Ferris Wheel

16,000 Gallon Aquarium

Various Sport Simulators

Indoor Shooting Ranges

Gunsmith Workshops

The 26th location in the Scheels family, will also host a variety of homemade treats including Gelato and fudge.  You can expect big things from this store and rightfully so, their Reno, Nevada store is the largest sports store in the world currently.  Scheels also believes in giving back to the community that supports them.  That is why they work with local charities to donate 8% of their profits to those organizations in need.  Scheels only opens one store a year, so they are fully focused on their new development.  The Overland Park sporting goods store will be in the process of hiring soon, so make sure to get in contact with them if you are interested in joining their team.

www.scheels.com

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Ben Hartman

Ben Hartman is a Kansas City native that has lived on both coasts and traveled the country extensively. Ever inquisitive, he likes to ask a lot of questions and he likes his coffee black. Ben has degrees from Full Sail University in audio engineering and entertainment business. Ben is obsessed with tech trends and emerging mediums of media distribution. He’s worked with many national music acts as a cameraman on stage in front of tens of thousands of people at a time. Working under pressure is one of his specialties. He lives for creative enterprises and enjoys breaking a good sweat!



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