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Gander Mountain Coming To Chesterfield


ST. PAUL, MN, June 23, 2015 --- Before heading off to hike in the Ozarks, fish on the Mississippi or hunt deer in Macon County this fall, outdoors enthusiasts in metro St. Louis will have a new opportunity to find the widest selection, expert service and great prices on the best names in gear and apparel. Gander Mountain, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing network of outdoor specialty stores, announced today it will open its newest Missouri location in Chesterfield this fall.

“It has barely been a year since we opened our first Missouri store, and in that short time Gander Mountain has become the place to go for outdoors enthusiasts who are seeking the best selection, service and prices,” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are happy to bring another new Gander Mountain store to the people in Missouri, where outdoors traditions run deep and are passed down from generation to generation. We’re looking forward to giving more people in metro St. Louis the chance to experience all that Gander Mountain offers.”

The newest Gander Mountain will be located in a new 60,000-square-foot store in the Chesterfield Blue Valley development, just south of St. Louis Premium Outlets, off I-64/US 40 at exit 14. It will be the second Gander Mountain location in Missouri, and the third in metro St. Louis, joining an existing store in Fenton and a new store in O’Fallon, IL, which opened in late May.

“We’re very excited about the addition of Gander Mountain to the Blue Valley area of Chesterfield and we sincerely welcome them to the community,” said Robert Nation, Mayor of Chesterfield. “Gander Mountain is a well-known retailer with a great reputation which will provide jobs and additional shopping opportunities to our region.”

“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the people in Chesterfield and look forward to the grand opening of our most recent Missouri store 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 Missouri, 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 Under Armour, The North Face, GSX, Columbia, Carhartt, Guide Series and Kühl, and a wide variety of men’s and women’s active footwear featuring brands like Asics, Carhartt, Ariat, Much, Gander Mountain, Merrell, Rocky, Reebok, Reef, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, Timberland, LaCrosse, Skechers, Saucony and Under Armour.

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 have access to all of Gander Mountain’s firearms, equipment, merchandise, apparel and footwear by using simple online order kiosks with easy delivery and pick-up at their favorite Gander Mountain store.

Gander Mountain also features the outdoor retail industry’s first system-wide free Online Order Pick Up system, enabling customers to purchase products on-line and pick them up in-store the same day.

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 Chesterfield store is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion. In 2012 and 2013 new Gander Mountain stores opened in:

Albany, GA Lewisville, TX Round Rock, TX
Charlottesville, VA Mesquite, TX San Antonio, TX
Dothan, AL Monroe, NC Tampa, FL
Florence, AL Morrisville, NC Tuscaloosa, AL
Gastonia, NC Opelika, AL Valdosta, GA
Lafayette, IN Rogers, MN Winston-Salem, NC

In 2014 Gander Mountain opened 23 new stores:

Algonquin, IL Gadsden, AL Newnan, GA
Arlington, TX Greenfield, IN North Charleston, SC
Augusta, GA Johnson City, NY Pensacola, FL
Avon, IN Lake Worth, TX Raleigh, NC
Champaign, IL Mt. Juliet, TN Waco, TX
Chattanooga, TN McDonough, GA West Houston, TX
Charlotte, NC Mobile, AL Woodbridge, VA
Fenton, MO Montgomery, AL

For 2015, Gander Mountain has announced or opened stores for:

El Paso, TX Marion, IL Snellville, GA
Frisco, TX Myrtle Beach, SC Tulsa Hills, OK
Killeen, TX O’Fallon, IL

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.