A Look Inside Cabela's

July 22, 2014 Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 7:53 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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July 22, 2014 Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 7:53 PM EDT

Cheektowaga, NY (WKBW) - Employees are making their final preparations in the weeks before Cabela's is set to open on Walden Avenue.

The store hired 225 full-time and part-time employees for its newest store.

This will be the first Cabela's in New York State.

Representatives say they chose Buffalo because it's a high market for catalog and online sales, and because Erie County has the highest number of hunting and fishing licenses in New York State.

The grand opening will take place August 7th, and is expected to attract thousands of people from western and upstate New York as well as Canada. Cheektowaga Police tell Channel 7 they are working with Cabela's and putting at least 14 extra officers in the area that day.

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