Field & Stream opens doors at Oakland Mall

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published March 17, 2015

 Greg Bogucki checks out a bull moose, which is part of a huge display of buffalo, black bears, bobcats, coyotes, wolves and other wildlife
native to North America.

Greg Bogucki checks out a bull moose, which is part of a huge display of buffalo, black bears, bobcats, coyotes, wolves and other wildlife native to North America.

Photo by Deb Jacques

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The first Field & Stream store in Michigan opened its doors in the north parking lot of Oakland Mall last week.

The 50,000-square-foot store is the first Field & Stream location in Michigan, said Chase McClain, spokesman for the store. There are 11 stores across the country.

The store was constructed on the site of the former Circuit City. 

“We find this to be a tremendous addition to Oakland Mall,” Ben Carlisle, of Carlisle/Wortman Associates, the city’s planning consultant, said at a previous Planning Commission meeting. 

The store will hold an official grand opening March 26-29. The American Eagle Foundation will be there from 10 a.m.-noon March 26. Troy and Jacob Landry of the History Channel’s “Swamp People” TV series will be at the store from 6-8 p.m. March 27. Nick Mundt of the Outdoor Channel’s “Bone Collector” will be there from 4-6 p.m. March 28, and Mike Stroff  of the Sportsman Channel’s “Savage Outdoors” will be on hand from noon-4 p.m. March 29.

There will be a Hunt, Cast and Pitch youth challenge from noon-3 p.m. March 29, open to people ages 6-15, that will feature skill challenges in archery, casting and tent building, with $100 gift cards awarded to age division champions. 

“We typically have 25,000 people at our grand opening events,” McClain said.

He noted that the store will offer classes and seminars for the community, and will also work with local conservation groups.

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