L.L. Bean's Theme Park

June 6, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Sounds like L.L. Bean wants to borrow a page from Disney and turn their land in Freeport and near Casco Bay, Maine into a Wonderful World of Selling Stuff. Given that the company usually does this kind of thing tastefully, who’s gonna complain? “‘Cabela’s and Bass Pro have incorporated a lot of what maybe L.L. Bean will multiply into an entirely outside-the-store environment to try to make themselves a destination,’ said Bob Simonson, an analyst who covers Cabela’s Inc. for William Blair & Co.” On Kiplinger.com.