Sandy will soon be the new home to SCHEELS, a 220,000 square foot retail destination that will be located on State Street and 11400 South. The private, family owned business will begin construction in February with completion scheduled for September of 2012.
A groundbreaking is taking place on Wednesday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at Auto Mall Drive and State Street.
"SCHEELS only location in Utah will be a beautiful addition and will provide a new retail and entertainment opportunity for the residents of Sandy and Salt Lake County as well as provide more than 400 new jobs to our local economy," stated Sandy's Mayor Tom Dolan. "Their reputation as one of the best retailers in the country, along with their high standards of excellence, will be right at home with the other great companies that are already a part of Sandy."
SCHEELS is unlike other sporting goods stores through unique shopping and entertainment features in their stores. The store in Sandy will feature a collection of specialty shops, ranging from the hottest fashion apparel and technical running gear, to spectacular hunting and fishing shops. The sport shoe, hiking boot and casual footwear selection will be designed to be the largest in Utah. Interactive shopping will include a world-class golf shop, bike shop, ski and snowboard shop, canoe and kayak shop and fishing shop.
Special attractions will include a 65-foot, 16-car, operating Ferris Wheel, a huge 16,000 gallon saltwater aquarium, a 35 foot tall wildlife mountain, a home decor and gift lodge, shooting galleries and Buck Hunter shooting simulators. Visitors will be able to test their golf, soccer, hockey, baseball, football and baskeball skills in the sport simulators. There will be a walk of United States Presidents featuring two fully animated, talking presidents.
The SCHEELS shopping experience also includes Gramma Ginna's Deli and Fudge Shop which serves gourmet soups and sandwiches, Starbucks coffee and specialty drinks, 24 flavors of home made fudge and 18 flavors of gelato make their location unique.
SCHEELS has been in business since 1902 and has 23 locations in eight states including North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Nevada. Their newest store located in Springfield, Illinois is scheduled to open in June of this year.
SCHEELS Marketing Office is located in North Dakota and can be reached by calling 701-364-5695.