Can’t make it to the grand opening of the new Field & Stream store in Cranberry this weekend?Don’t worry, Patch already took a peek inside and we’re sharing the photos.
The store also will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Thursday, Aug. 15 for a soft opening.
Named for the iconic brand, the Field & Stream store in Cranberry is the first of its kind in the nation.
The fun really kicks off Friday, Aug. 16 with a variety of door busters, contests, food and live music.
Country music star Thomas Rhett will perform an outdoor concert at 9:30 a.m. Friday before the doors open to the outdoors specialty store, which is owned by Dick’s Sporting Goods, headquartered in Moon.
The stars of the Outdoor Channel’s Bone Collectors also will be at the store from 12 to 2 p.m.
Bring a Camera
On Saturday, don’t forget to bring your camera—and a pen.
Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson, the bearded CEO of the family-run Duck Commander duck call business in Louisiana, will be signing autographs for 600 people at the store between 10:30 and 12:30 p.m.
There also will be appearances by Angler Mark Zona, fly fishing author Mike Valla and RealTree pro staffers Chris Brackett and Jeff Danker.
On Sunday, Pittsburgh Penguins Head Coach Dan Bylsma will be at the store from 1 to 3 p.m. He will be joined by the cast of the Outdoor Channel’s Headhunters and others.
Inside the Store
Jack Barnes, general merchandise manager for Field & Stream, said about 100 people were hired for the Cranberry location.
Many of the employees are experts in their outdoor sport, including archery and fishing.
“We absolutely wanted to hire those who are really focused on this customer,” Barnes said.
Barnes said each sporting section of the store, from the gun shop to apparel, can act as its own small shop. The store also include an indoor archery range where customers can try out bows.
Besides Field & Stream, the store also carries a number of national brands.
"This is built for the outdoor customer,” Barnes said.
Field & Stream is located at 1000 Cranberry Square Drive in the former Dick’s Sporting Goods
Store hours for the Grand Opening weekend are:
· 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16
· 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17
· 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday Aug. 18.