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Gander Mountain: Popular outdoors retailer adding fourth Virginia store


Outdoors enthusiasts in Virginia will soon have a new opportunity to find great prices, selection and service when shopping for the best in gear and apparel. Gander Mountain is expanding the nation’s largest network of outdoor specialty stores with a new store coming to Charlottesville in the fall of 2013.

"Gander Mountain has been a well-known and trusted name in Virginia 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 thrilled to bring a new Gander Mountain store to Charlottesville and Albemarle County, and give more of our friends in Virginia opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices. "

The Charlottesville store will be located in a new 45,000-square-foot building at 2025 Seminole Trail/US Hwy 29, near the Woodbrook Drive intersection across from the Rio Hill Shopping Center.

The new Gander Mountain store will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Virginia, 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, 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.

"We are very excited to welcome Gander Mountain to our community,” said Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Chair Ann Mallek. “Gander Mountain is a widely-respected, high quality retailer and is a perfect fit with Albemarle County’s well-established reputation as a thriving outdoor recreation destination."

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 new Charlottesville store is the most recent location 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. New stores will open in Tampa, FL, Dothan, AL, and Albany, GA, in the coming months, and four more new fall 2013 stores in Texas were announced recently for Lewisville, Round Rock, San Antonio and Mesquite.

More new store announcements are expected soon. Charlottesville will be the fourth Gander Mountain location in Virginia, joining existing stores in Fredericksburg, Roanoke and Winchester.

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, 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.