Scheels plans to open first store in Idaho in 2024

The Fargo-based company said the 240,000-square-foot store will be in the Ten Mile Crossing development in Meridian, near Boise.

Fargo-based Scheels plans to open its first store in Idaho in spring 2024. (Submitted Photo)
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FARGO — Scheels has announced that it will open its first All Sports store in Idaho in the spring of 2024.

The 240,000-square-foot store is planned for the Ten Mile Crossing development in Meridian, just west of Boise in that state’s Treasure Valley area.

“We could not be more excited to announce Scheels is coming to Idaho,” Scheels CEO Steve M. Scheel said in a news release Monday, Nov. 1. “Our company has been studying the Boise market for more than a decade and was pleased to find the best possible location for our store at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian.”

Idaho Scheels will employ more than 400 associates. The store will be the company’s 33rd location, with 30 existing stores and two scheduled to open in 2023.

The store will stock more than one million pieces of inventory in 85 specialty shops, and include family-friendly attractions such as a 65-foot Ferris wheel, a 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 600 fish, a wildlife mountain, and Fuzziwig’s Candy Shop.


Shoppers will also be able to play interactive arcade games and sports simulators, and enjoy specialty treats at Ginna’s Cafe, a restaurant serving gourmet soups and sandwiches, homemade fudge and specialty coffee.


Meridian was the fourth fastest-growing city by population in the United States in the decade leading up to the 2020 Census, according to Census Bureau data. Idaho was the second-fastest growing state.
Scheels is headquartered in Fargo. It has stores in 13 states and more than 8,000 associates.

A 65-foot Ferris wheel is one of the family friendly offerings planned for the Scheels store in Meridian, Idaho. (Submitted Photo)

Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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