Sporting goods store reopening along US 41

Gander Outdoors

MARQUETTE — Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, will hold a grand opening Saturday.

The newly branded store will occupy the former Gander Mountain location at 3465 U.S. 41 West in Marquette Township. The 20,000-square-foot building will operate with over 55 part-time employees and full-time staff, according to a company press release.

The Saturday grand opening celebration will begin when the doors open at 9 a.m. Activities include free pastries and coffee in the morning, and hot dogs and chips provided by a local Boy Scout troop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids can paint a lure from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and build a duck call from 1 to 3 p.m. Also, customers will receive a gift with purchase and drawings for Gander Outdoors gift cards throughout the day while supplies last.

Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” bought Gander Mountain assets in bankruptcy court in May and is beginning to reopen many of the chain’s stores.