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New Gander Mountain Store Coming To Chattanooga

 

ST. PAUL, MN, January 13, 2014 --- The New Year means new opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts in Tennessee to find great prices, selection and service when shopping for the best in gear and apparel.  Gander Mountain is once again expanding the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of outdoor specialty stores with a new location in Chattanooga, set to open in the fall of 2014.


“For many years, Gander Mountain has been a well-known and trusted name in Tennessee among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping,” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s Chairman and CEO. “We are thrilled to bring another new Gander Mountain store to the state, and give our friends in Chattanooga and the surrounding region more opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”


The store will be located in an existing 50,000-square-foot facility in the Oak Park Town Center, just off Tennessee Highway 153 in Hixson. It will be the fourth Gander Mountain location in Tennessee, joining existing stores in Jackson and Knoxville, and a new store announced for Mt. Juliet, to open in the spring.


“Chattanooga is known for our love of the great outdoors – from our mountains and river to downtown walking bridges and miles of bike trails,” said Mayor Andy Berke. “As our city continues to grow as a world-class outdoor destination, we are excited to welcome retailers like Gander Mountain to our community.”


Gander Mountain’s newest store will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Tennessee, together with the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery. The 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, Carhartt, Guide Series and Kühl, and a wide variety of men’s and women’s active footwear featuring brands like Asics, Merrell, Rocky, Reebok, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, Brooks, Patagonia, Timberland, LaCrosse, Itasca, Saucony and Salomon.


Customers will enjoy easy access to Gander Mountain’s unmatched selection of new and used firearms around the country, whether the firearms are located at other stores, in central distribution facilities or on Gander Mountain’s market-leading online store. Customers may order firearms and have access to all of Gander Mountain’s other terrific merchandise by using simple online order kiosks with easy delivery and pick-up at their favorite Gander Mountain store.


Additional details on special events, activities and promotions that will be a part of the new store grand opening celebration will be available at www.GanderMountain.com.


The new Chattanooga store is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion. In the past 18 months new Gander Mountain stores have opened in:


Charlottesville, VA


Valdosta, GA

Morrisville, NC

Lafayette, IN

Opelika, AL

Florence, AL

Winston-Salem, NC

Gastonia, NC

Monroe, NC

Rogers, MN

Tuscaloosa, AL

Lewisville, TX

Mesquite, TX

Round Rock, TX

San Antonio, TX

Dothan, AL

Albany, GA

Tampa, FL


For 2014, stores have now been announced for:


Avon, IN

Raleigh, NC

Arlington, TX

Gadsden, AL

McDonough, GA

Pensacola, FL

Fenton, MO

Mt. Juliet, TN

Greenfield, IN

Chattanooga, TN


More new store announcements are expected soon.


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


About Gander Mountain Company

Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, MN, is the nation's largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for 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 127 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.