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Cadillac Jack Boot City western wear store plans to open this fall
by Joe Baker
Jun 15, 2014 | 126 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
John Saenz, president and general manager of Cadillac Jack Boot City, stands at the site on U.S. Highway 181 where work recently began on the new western wear store.

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John Saenz, president and general manager of Cadillac Jack Boot City, stands at the site on U.S. Highway 181 where work recently began on the new western wear store. Contributed photo
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Construction equipment prepares the site where the new Cadillac Jack Boot City store will open later this year. The store plans to sell western wear and items related to hunting and the outdoors.

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Construction equipment prepares the site where the new Cadillac Jack Boot City store will open later this year. The store plans to sell western wear and items related to hunting and the outdoors. Contributed photo
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KARNES COUNTY – Construction began recently at a location on U.S. Highway 181 between Kenedy and Karnes City, for a new store that specializes in Western Wear, boots and apparel.

Set to open this fall, Cadillac Jack Boot City, located just north of Kenedy, will carry a wide selection of men’s and ladies’ dress and work boots, apparel, hunting, outdoors gear, tack and saddles.

Cadillac Jack will cater to both work and western lifestyle, said General Manager John Saenz.

Saenz is hopeful that the new 10,000 square-foot store will be ready to open its doors to customers this fall, perhaps as early as this September.

“We are going to have a boutique for the ladies,” Saenz said, outlining some of the plans for the store.

A place where ladies can shop for dresses and other clothing items is in much demand in this area, Saenz said.

Working in western wear is a family tradition for Saenz, whose father owned Saenz Western Wear in Beeville for many years before he passed away.

This “Cadillac Jack Boot City” will be the first of what Saenz hopes may one day become many similar stores seeking to meet the needs of customers across the state.

“We hope to make many more,” Saenz said. “We are trying to make a lot more in some different strategic locations in the future. We are going to see how this one goes.”

The project has been underway for 22 months, and Saenz is excited to finally see ground moving at the site where 33 trucks of limestone base was recently delivered in preparation for the construction of the new store.

Brands that management plans to offer at the store, listed at the store’s website, include Stetson, Justin, Carhartt, Tony Lama, Resistol and many others.

The plan, Saenz explained, is to offer products that local residents want and need, but also provide items in demand by the Eagle Ford Shale workforce, such as fire resistant clothing and other related supplies.

“There hasn’t been a true western store in Kenedy since the 80s,” Saenz said, adding that he is hoping to bring back a local tradition that has been absent for several decades.

With back to school shopping around the corner, Saenz said he and the store’s owners are working as hard as they can to finish construction at the site so that the new store can open as quickly as possible.
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