Business

Photos: Meet the people who stood in line for Cabela's grand openings

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.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
Contact: Michael Roberts