Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops Remain Open & Guns and Ammo Top the List for Some Customers

While most fashion and athletic retailers across the country are now closed amid the coronavirus outbreak, Cabela’s and parent company Bass Pro Shops remain open for business. FN reached out to several Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops locations throughout the country today, and representatives at each of them confirmed that it’s business as usual. A media rep for the company didn’t respond to a request for comment.

An employee of the Cabela’s store in Gainesville, Va., who spoke on condition of anonymity, told FN: “We’re not shutting down until we’ve been given notice to do so.” The staff member also stated the only Cabela’s location to close was in Pennsylvania “because it was declared nonessential.” In the past 24 hours, both New York and California have enacted stricter measures regarding “nonessential retail” that could impact Cabela’s stores in those states.

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