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January 29, 2013

Business in Brief: 01/29/2013

Cabela's plans its 2nd, 3rd Michigan stores

GRANDVILLE — Cabela's Inc. is planning to open its second and third stores in Michigan over the next two months.

The Nebraska-based outdoor outfitter announced Monday it will open the doors to its new Grandville store on March 21.

The company also expects to open a 43,000-square-foot Cabela's Outpost in Saginaw on Feb. 14. Cabela's first Michigan location, in Dundee, opened in 2000.

The 88,000-square-foot Grandville store will be located on the east end of the Rivertown Mall retail corridor. Cabela's expects the store to employ approximately 200 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees.

Cabela's currently operates 40 retail stores in the U.S. and Canada and has plans to open more than a dozen more.

Detroit auto show attendance up again

DETROIT — Organizers of the North American International Auto Show say this year's attendance was the highest since 2004.

The annual event at Detroit's Cobo Center closed on Sunday. Organizers say attendance during the public portion of the show was 795,416. That's also up from last year when 770,932 went to the show — the highest number since 2005.

Gas prices up 7 cents from last week

DEARBORN — AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen 7 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.38 per gallon.

The auto club said Monday the average is about 4 cents per gallon less than last year at this time.

Of the cities it surveys, AAA Michigan said the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded fuel is in the Traverse City area, where it's about $3.32 a gallon.

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