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Gander Mountain To Open First South Carolina Store

 

ST. PAUL, MN, May 19, 2014 --- For outdoors enthusiasts in South Carolina the fall of 2014 will bring a new opportunity to find great prices, selection and service when shopping for the best in gear and apparel.  Gander Mountain announced today they are again expanding the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of outdoor specialty stores with a new location in North Charleston, set to open later this year. It will be their first South Carolina store.


“Gander Mountain has long been a well-known and trusted name 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 continue our national expansion with the announcement of our first South Carolina store, giving our friends in the Palmetto State new opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”


The North Charleston store will be located in a redeveloped 40,000-square-foot space in the Promenade at Northwoods, just across Rivers Avenue from the Northwoods Mall. The store is expected to create up to 70 new jobs in the community.


“As South Carolina’s retail sales leader for 21 consecutive years, we are happy to welcome Gander Mountain to North Charleston’s flourishing market, said Keith Summey, Mayor of North Charleston. “Gander Mountain will be an amenity to our residents and visitors, and we anxiously await its opening.”


“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the people in North Charleston and look forward to our first South Carolina 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 South Carolina, 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 North Charleston 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 now 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

North Charleston, SC

Pensacola, FL

Raleigh, NC

Woodbridge, VA


More 2014 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.