Not since the grand opening of an IKEA in Centennial two years ago have consumers in the Denver metro area gone as ape for the debut of a new business as for yesterday's twin bows of Cabela's outlets in Thornton and Lone Tree. The crowds were huge and surprisingly diverse: There were every color of cap imaginable (some worn backwards!) and many variations on camo -- plus a cameo by the Denver Broncos cheerleaders.
Check out images from the big day, culled from Cabela's footage.
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More from our Business archive circa August 2011: "IKEA Centennial = hell ten days after grand opening (PHOTOS)."
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