Gander Outdoors opening soon
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, will soon reopen in Marquette Township.
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 to serve customers who are passionate about hunting, fishing, marine and water sports, camping, and active and shooting sports, according to a news release.
Gander Outdoors is owned by Camping World Holdings and will provide outdoor enthusiasts with regionally and seasonally relevant products and services that are competitively priced.
Plans are in place for Gander Outdoors to open its doors in the Marquette market to the public for the first time in early February-early March. The location at 3465 U.S. 41 West will introduce more than 55 jobs to the community along with its 20,000 square feet in outdoor retail, apparel, supply and service space.
“It was important to me to bring the Gander Outdoors back to the wonderful community of Marquette because the employees were top notch and the store was a great performer serving the outdoor enthusiast community,” Lemonis, chairman of Camping World Holdings, said in a news release. “In addition to the Marquette location, we are currently pursuing other locations for reopening and expansion and expect to announce additional locations and markets in the coming weeks.”
Following the successful bid in the bankruptcy process, Lemonis stated his intention of operating stores with a clear path to profitability and a then current goal of operating 70 or more locations subject to, among other things, the ability to negotiate acceptable lease terms with landlords.
Details are to follow on the free and open-to-the public grand opening event and the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Individuals interested in applying for a position with Gander Outdoors can visit www.ganderoutdoors.com for more information.
Gander Outdoors is an outdoor retailer that operates in local communities and online, dedicated to servicing the hunting, camping, fishing, shooting, and active sports markets.
Camping World Holdings, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is the leading outdoor and camping retailer, offering an extensive assortment of recreational vehicles for sale, RV and camping gear, RV maintenance and repair as well as industry services, protection plans, products and resources.
For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com.