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Gander Mountain announces additional southern expansion


New stores coming to Albany, GA and Dothan, AL in the fall - ST. PAUL, MN, June 21, 2013 --- Outdoors enthusiasts in Alabama and Georgia will soon have new opportunities to find great prices, selection and service when shopping for the best in gear and apparel. Gander Mountain will add two more new stores in the coming months, expanding the nation's largest network of outdoor specialty stores to Albany, GA, and Dothan, AL. Both stores are scheduled to open in fall 2013.

"Gander Mountain has been a well-known and trusted name in the South 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 happy to be able to add two more stores for our friends in Alabama and Georgia, and give more people in the region opportunities to experience our top- quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices."

Details on the new stores are:

  • Albany will be the home of Georgia's second Gander Mountain store in a 45,000-square-foot space at 832 Westover Blvd. North, just off the Liberty Expressway at the Albany Mall, near the Dawson Road intersection.
  • Dothan will be the fourth new Gander Mountain store to open in Alabama in the past year, located in a 45,000-square-foot space at 5105 Montgomery Highway, near the Napier Field Road intersection.

"I am delighted to welcome Gander Mountain to Albany, Georgia," said Albany mayor Dorothy Hubbard. "This is great news for the Albany - Southwest Georgia region, to learn that a company with a reputation like Gander Mountain plans to become a part of our community. As the retail hub of Southwest Georgia, we are always glad when new businesses come in that will bring more people here to shop. We are looking forward to having Gander Mountain in this community."

Both Gander Mountain stores will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in the South, together with the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery. The stores 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, Mountain Hardwear, Carhartt, Guide Series, Marmot 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.

"This is fantastic news for the citizens of Dothan, Alabama," said Mike Schmitz, mayor of Dothan. "We are excited to be selected as the newest home for Gander Mountain. We're looking for jobs and they're looking for shoppers, and that makes this a win-win for everyone!"

Additional details on special events, activities and promotions that will be a part of the new store grand opening celebrations will be available at The two new stores are the most recent locations announced in a sizeable expansion. In the past year, new Gander Mountain stores have opened in Valdosta, GA, Morrisville, NC, Lafayette, IN, Opelika, AL, Florence, AL, Winston-Salem, NC, Gastonia, NC, Monroe, NC, Rogers, MN, and Tuscaloosa, AL, and four new fall 2013 stores in Texas were announced recently for Lewisville, Round Rock, San Antonio and Mesquite. More new store announcements are expected soon.

About Gander Mountain Company

Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., is the nation»s largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for firearms, 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 123 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.