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Gander Mountain Coming To Woodbridge

 

ST. PAUL, MN, May 16, 2014 --- Autumn means hunting, hiking, fitness and the great outdoors for many Virginians. In 2014 it will also mean new opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts to find great prices, the top selection and friendly 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 Woodbridge, VA, set to open in the fall.


“Gander Mountain is already a well-known and trusted name in Virginia among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping,” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s President and CEO. “We are thrilled to bring a new Gander Mountain store to Woodbridge, and give more of our friends in Virginia opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”


Gander Mountain in Woodbridge will be located in an existing 78,000-square-foot space at 14041 Worth Avenue in Woodbridge, adjacent to the Potomac Mills® shopping center, Virginia’s largest outlet mall featuring more than 200 stores. It will be the fifth Gander Mountain location in Virginia, joining existing stores in Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Roanoke and Winchester. The store is expected to create up to 70 new jobs in the community.


“This is wonderful news for the residents of Woodbridge,” said Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank J. Principi. “What differentiates Woodbridge from the rest of Prince William County is its vast amount of outdoor recreational opportunities.  Residents have access to the Potomac River, National Wildlife Refuge, Potomac National Heritage Scenic Trail, Leesylvania State Park and various community parks.  Gander Mountain is a perfect fit for our community and will be a blessing to our outdoor enthusiasts.”


“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the people in Woodbridge and look forward to our grand opening in the fall,” said Eric Jacobsen, Gander Mountain’s Executive Vice President and Director of Real Estate.


Gander Mountain’s newest store will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Virginia, 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, Reef, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, 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 Woodbridge store is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion. In the past 18 months new Gander Mountain stores have opened in:


Albany, GA

Charlottesville, VA

Dothan, AL

Florence, AL

Gastonia, NC

Lafayette, IN

Lewisville, TX

Mesquite, TX

Monroe, NC

Morrisville, NC

Opelika, AL

Rogers, MN

Round Rock, TX

San Antonio, TX

Tampa, FL

Tuscaloosa, AL

Valdosta, GA

Winston-Salem, NC



For 2014, stores have opened or are under construction in:


Algonquin, IL

Arlington, TX

Augusta, GA

Avon, IN

Champaign, IL

Chattanooga, TN

Charlotte, NC

Fenton, MO

Gadsden, AL

Greenfield, IN

Johnson City, NY

McDonough, GA

Mobile, AL

Mt. Juliet, TN

Pensacola, FL

Raleigh, NC

Woodbridge, VA


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.