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 began construction in February with completion scheduled for Sept 29, 2012.
"Scheels' only location in Utah will be a beautiful addition to the city 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."
The Scheels store is made up of a variety of different specialty shops that will offer merchandise to cater to the many seasons in Utah. The types of merchandise they will offer will include everything from apparel and running gear, to hunting and fishing equipment and they will offer shoes and boots for any sporting activity.
Special attractions inside the store will include a 65-foot, 16-car, operating Ferris Wheel, a 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, a 35-foot 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 basketball 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 homemade fudge and 18 flavors of gelato.
"Scheels fulfills another key component of the Economic Development Plan for Sandy by providing an anchor for the south end of Sandy's central business district. They will be the catalyst to bring new and exciting opportunities to the
11400 South Interchange. The partnership between Sandy, Salt Lake County and Canyons School District was instrumental in helping bring this nationally regarded retailer to our community," added Nick Duerksen, economic development director, Sandy City.
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 opened in June 2011.
Scheels has opened an employment center at 9091 South Sandy Parkway. The store team leader and assistant team leaders are on-site to take applications. The Sandy store will be employing approximately 400 associates and is currently hiring. For more information, please visit www.scheels.com or call 801-948-7080.