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New Gander Mountain Store Coming To Gastonia, N.C.

ST. PAUL, Minn., November 26, 2012 --- Springtime in the Carolinas means fishing, hiking, camping boating and scores of other great outdoor activities. In 2013, springtime will also bring great news for outdoor enthusiasts in the region. Gander Mountain, the nation's leading firearms retailer and operator of the largest network of stores specializing in hunting, fishing, camping, marine, outdoor lifestyle and active performance products, announced today the sixth store in North Carolina, and the 120th nationwide, will open in Gastonia, N.C., in the late spring.


Construction activity has begun on the 43,000-square-foot facility which will be located in the Franklin Square shopping center in Gastonia at 3704 E Franklin Blvd., near the intersection of I-85 and Cox Road.


"We're excited to bring Gander Mountain's thousands of products and great customer service to folks in Gastonia and greater Charlotte," said David Pratt, CEO of Gander Mountain. "Our newest North Carolina neighbors' passion for the outdoors and active performance living will be a perfect match with our ‘We Live Outdoors' culture."


The new Gander Mountain store will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in North Carolina, together with the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery. The Gastonia store will offer an extensive selection of men's and women's active performance outdoor and casual apparel featuring exciting brands like The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, GSX, Mountain Hardwear, Carhartt, KAVU, Marmot and Kühl, and a wide variety of men's and women's active footwear featuring brands like Asics, Merrell, Rocky, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, Brooks, Patagonia, Timberland, LaCrosse, Itasca, Saucony and Salomon.


"We are excited and pleased that Gander Mountain is joining our ever-expanding mix of retail options here in Gastonia," said John Bridgeman, mayor of Gastonia. "Gander Mountain is known for providing quality merchandise, selection, and value to its customers. We know that this growing, successful retailer will be welcomed and well received in our community."


Additional details on special events, activities and promotions that will be a part of the new Gastonia store grand opening celebration will be available at www.GanderMountain.com. Gastonia is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion. In the past year, new Gander Mountain stores have opened in Valdosta, Ga., Morrisville, N.C., Lafayette, Ind., Opelika, Ala., Florence, Ala., and Winston-Salem, N.C. Gander Mountain also has North Carolina stores in Mooresville, Fayetteville and Greensboro.


Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application on-line at www.GanderMountain.com/careers.


About Gander Mountain Company

Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., is the nation»s largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for firearms, hunting, fishing, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, Gander Mountain has offered the best selection of outdoor equipment, technical apparel, active casual wear, and footwear featuring national, regional and specialty brands at competitive prices. Focused on a "We Live Outdoors®" culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. There are currently 119 conveniently located Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in 24 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit www.GanderMountain.com Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton’s (www.overtons.com), a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.