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Gander Mountain Coming To Southwest Charlotte


ST. PAUL, MN, March 4, 2014 --- Summer is a magical time in the Carolinas for those who love the outdoors, and the summer of 2014 will bring another exciting development to those who enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and active lifestyles in the region. Outdoors enthusiasts will get a new opportunity to find great prices, the best selection and friendly service when shopping for the best in gear and apparel, as Gander Mountain is once again expanding the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of outdoor specialty stores with a new location in Southwest Charlotte set to open in the late summer.

“Gander Mountain is already a well-known and trusted name in the Carolinas 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 South Charlotte, and give more of our friends in the Queen City and the surrounding region opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”

Gander Mountain in Southwest Charlotte will be located in a new 45,600-square-foot store to be constructed in the RiverGate South development, near the junction of Steele Creek Road and Walker Branch Drive. It will be the ninth Gander Mountain location in North Carolina, joining existing stores in Fayetteville, Gastonia, Greensboro, Monroe, Mooresville, Raleigh (Morrisville), Winston-Salem and a new store set to open in East Raleigh in the coming months.

“With so many outdoor enthusiasts in the Charlotte area, Gander Mountain is a welcome addition to the local retail landscape,” said Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon. “I’m most excited about the job creation an announcement like this brings as the average Gander Mountain store employs 50 to 70 full time, part time and seasonal workers.”

“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the people in Charlotte, and we look forward to our grand opening in the late summer,” 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 North Carolina, 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, Reef, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, 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

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.