Abilene has recently seen many new restaurants opening in our area and that got me to thinking about what retail businesses we also needed.

I got together with my co-workers and came up with a fairly good list of stores we wanted to see come to Abilene. New business means growth, more city revenue, better competition and less driving to the big cities like Ft. Worth and Dallas.

Whether it be outdoor/sporting goods, clothing, electronics or grocery stores here is a list of what we want.

Stores We Wish We Had in Abilene:

  • Bass Pro
  • Cabela's
  • Rooms to Go
  • Gander Mountain
  • Ikea
  • Trader Joe's
  • Costco
  • Guitar Center
  • Apple Store
  • New York & Co.
  • Sam Moon
  • Whole Foods
  • Marshall's
  • Home Goods
  • Alamo Draft House Cinema
  • The Container Store
  • Charming Charlies
  • Pandora
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • Toys R Us (again)
  • SpeedZone

This is a pretty decent start. What are some places you'd like to see open in the Big Country?