Get ready to ride a Ferris Wheel. Inside a sporting goods store.
Scheels will open its newest location at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian, with a vast store.
The company has eyed the Treasure Valley for several years and recently decided to open in Colorado Springs over the Boise metro due to an incentive package that city handed out.
Scheels will be one of the largest retail stores in the Treasure Valley, with the store format including more than 85 store-within-a-store specialty shops with one-million pieces of inventory. Goods for sale include apparel, sporting goods, shoes, and exercise equipment.
Billed as an entertainment destination, Scheels will also include a 65-foot Ferris Wheel, a 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with hundreds of fish, a candy shop, an interactive arcade, sports simulators, and more. An in-house restaurant features soups, sandwiches, homemade fudge, and coffee.
The store dwarfs other sporting goods stores – even the relatively large Cabela’s location in Boise, which is 132,000 square feet versus 240,000 square feet for the Scheels location.