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Gander Mountain Coming To Augusta


ST. PAUL, MN, February 7, 2014 --- The New Year means new opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts in Georgia to find great prices, selection and service when shopping for the best in gear and apparel.  Gander Mountain is once again expanding the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of outdoor specialty stores with a new location in Augusta, set to open in the fall of 2014.


"Our first Georgia store opened less than two years ago, and already Gander Mountain has become a well-known and trusted name there 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 Augusta, and give more of our friends in Georgia and South Carolina opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices."


Gander Mountain in Augusta will be located in a 52,000-square-foot store to be constructed in the new Flowing Wells Circle shopping center, to be located on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway, just east of the intersection of I-20 and Wheeler Road. It will be the fourth Gander Mountain location in Georgia, joining existing stores in Albany and Valdosta, and a new store announced for McDonough, to open in the spring.


"We are delighted to announce that one of the world's most respected outdoor sports retailers, Gander Mountain, is coming to Columbia County," said Ron C. Cross, Chairman of the Columbia County Board of Commissioners. "Gander Mountain will be a perfect fit for our region, and this announcement is another confirmation that Columbia County continues to strive through public-private partnerships to bring the best to our citizens."


"We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from Columbia County and the city of Augusta and look forward to our grand opening 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 Georgia, 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, Carhartt, Guide Series 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.


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 may order firearms and have access to all of Gander Mountain's other terrific merchandise by using simple online order kiosks with easy delivery and pick-up at their favorite Gander Mountain store.


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 Augusta store is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion. In the past 18 months new Gander Mountain stores have opened in:

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

For 2014, stores have now been announced for:

Avon, IN Raleigh, NC Arlington, TX Gadsden, AL
McDonough, GA Pensacola, FL Fenton, MO Mt. Juliet, TN


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.