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Spring Reopening Planned for Johnson City Gander Mtn.

 

ST. PAUL, MN, January 21, 2014 --- Spring is a time of new beginnings, and nowhere will that theme be more evident than among the community of outdoors enthusiasts in the Southern Tier of New York. Gander Mountain, the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of outdoor specialty stores is planning a spring reopening of its Johnson City, NY, location.


“It was a sad day when flooding forced our Johnson City store to close a few years ago, so this is a great day for Gander Mountain, for 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 have established a well-known and trusted name throughout New York, and we are thrilled to once again give our friends in Binghamton and the surrounding region more opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”


The Johnson City store is a 48,000 square-foot facility located at 528 Harry L Drive, just off the Southern Tier Expressway at exit 70. Gander Mountain first opened in Johnson City in 2004, but the store closed in the fall of 2011 as a result of flooding when a tropical storm brought heavy rain to the region. The exterior design and interior layout of the store will reflect many elements of Gander Mountain’s new store prototype, featuring innovative interior design, displays and fixtures. Gander Mountain is expected to bring as many as 70 jobs to the community as a result of the reopening.


“I am pleased to welcome Gander Mountain back to Johnson City. This is very exciting news and a benefit to the entire Triple Cities region,” said Greg Deemie, mayor of Johnson City. “Gander Mountain is a perfect fit with the many other retail businesses along Harry L Drive, and its return proves a commitment to our community and its customers. Gander Mountain is an outstanding example of endurance and determination as a flood survivor.”


Gander Mountain stores feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in New York, together with the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery. The Johnson City 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 reopening of the Johnson City store coincides with an on-going 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
Greenfield, IN Chattanooga, TN Johnson City, NY

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

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.