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Gander Mountain Coming To Myrtle Beach


ST. PAUL, MN, June 11, 2014 --- Autumn in South Carolina means hiking, hunting, fishing, camping and boating. In 2014, it also means 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 Myrtle Beach, SC, set to open in spring 2015.

“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 second South Carolina store, giving our friends in the Palmetto State another opportunity to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”

Gander Mountain in Myrtle Beach will be located in a new 45,600-square-foot store to be located adjacent to the Tanger Outlets® on Edward E. Burroughs Highway (U.S. 501 – South) at Factory Stores Blvd. It will be the second Gander Mountain location in South Carolina, joining a recently-announced new store in North Charleston which will also open in the fall.

“Welcome to Myrtle Beach!” said John Rhodes, Mayor of Myrtle Beach. “On behalf of the entire city, let me say how excited we are by Gander Mountain and the decision to locate here. With an assortment of retailers, Gander Mountain will be another great addition to our area.”

“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the people in Myrtle Beach 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 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. In addition to a fabulous in-store selection, 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

The new Myrtle Beach store is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion. In 2012 and 2013 new Gander Mountain stores 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 been announced or opened for:

Algonquin, IL

Arlington, TX

Augusta, GA

Avon, IN

Champaign, IL

Chattanooga, TN

Charlotte, NC

El Paso, TX (2015)

Fenton, MO

Gadsden, AL

Greenfield, IN

Johnson City, NY

Lake Worth, TX

McDonough, GA

Mobile, AL

Mt. Juliet, TN

Myrtle Beach, SC

North Charleston, SC

Pensacola, FL

Raleigh, NC

Waco, TX

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

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.