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New Gander Mountain Store Coming To Raleigh


ST. PAUL, MN, November 11, 2013 --- Outdoors enthusiasts throughout the Triangle region of North Carolina will soon have a new opportunity to find great prices, selection and service when shopping for the best in gear and apparel. Gander Mountain is expanding the nation's largest network of outdoor specialty stores with a new location in Raleigh, set to open in the spring of 2014. It will be the eighth Gander Mountain store in North Carolina, and the second in the Triangle region.

"For many years, Gander Mountain has been a well-known and trusted name in North Carolina 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 Raleigh, and give more of our friends in the Triangle opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices."

The Raleigh store will be located in the Northeast Raleigh Metro in an existing 50,700-square-foot space in the Triangle Plaza Shopping Center, at 6101 Capital Blvd. near the intersection of I-540 and Capital Blvd/U.S. Route 1.

Gander Mountain's newest 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 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.

"Gander Mountain's decision to open a store in Raleigh is another sign of the continued growth and economic development we can expect to see in Raleigh in the coming years as more and more businesses choose to locate and expand in our area," said Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane.

Additional details on special events, activities and promotions that will be a part of the new store grand opening celebration will be available at The new Raleigh 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 and San Antonio, TX. New stores will open in Dothan, AL, Albany, GA and Tampa, FL in the coming weeks. New stores have been announced for Avon, IN, and Arlington, TX, to open in 2014, and more new store announcements are expected soon.

Raleigh will be the eighth Gander Mountain location in North Carolina, joining existing stores in Fayetteville, Gastonia, Greensboro, Monroe, Mooresville, Morrisville (West Raleigh Metro) and Winston-Salem.

Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application on-line at

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 Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton's (, a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.