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Gander Mountain Coming To Killeen


ST. PAUL, MN, August 25, 2014 --- Springtime means hunting, hiking, fitness and the great outdoors for many Texans. In 2015 it will also mean new opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts in Texas to find great prices, the top selection and friendly 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 Killeen, TX, set to open in the spring of 2015.

“Gander Mountain is already a well-known and trusted name in Texas 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 Killeen, and give our friends in Central Texas more opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”

Gander Mountain in Killeen will be located in a new 45,600-square-foot store on East Central Texas Expressway, between West Trimmier Road and Athens Street. It will be the 20th Gander Mountain location in Texas, joining existing stores in Amarillo, Beaumont, College Station, Corsicana, Houston, Lewisville, Lubbock, Mesquite, Round Rock, San Antonio, Sherman, Spring, Sugar Land, Texarkana, Tyler, a newly-opened store in Arlington, new stores coming to West Houston, Waco and Lake Worth in the fall and a new store coming to El Paso in the spring of 2015.

“The residents of Killeen and all of Central Texas are excited that Gander Mountain has decided to locate a store in our community,” said Dan Corbin, mayor of Killeen. “Our soldiers from Fort Hood, our veterans, retirees and lovers of the outdoors are grateful that we will have a store in our community that has all of the goodies we want for our sporting and outdoor activities.”

“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the people in Killeen and look forward to our grand opening next spring,” 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 Texas, 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.

Gander Mountain also recently announced the outdoor retail industry’s first system-wide free Online Order Pick Up system, enabling customers to get the products they order online the same day they make the purchase.

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 Killeen store is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion. In 2012 and 2013 new Gander Mountain stores opened in:

Albany, GA

Charlottesville, VA

Dothan, AL

Florence, AL

Gastonia, NC

Lafayette, IN

Lewisville, TX

Mesquite, TX

Monroe, NC

Morrisville, NC

Opelika, AL

Rogers, MN

Round Rock, TX

San Antonio, TX

Tampa, FL

Tuscaloosa, AL

Valdosta, GA

Winston-Salem, NC

For 2014, stores have now been announced or opened for:

Algonquin, IL

Arlington, TX

Augusta, GA

Avon, IN

Champaign, IL

Chattanooga, TN

Charlotte, NC

El Paso, TX (2015)

Fenton, MO

Gadsden, AL

Greenfield, IN

Houston, TX

Johnson City, NY

Killeen, TX (2015)

Lake Worth, TX

McDonough, GA

Mobile, AL

Montgomery, AL

Mt. Juliet, TN

Myrtle Beach, SC (2015)

Newnan, GA

North Charleston, SC

Pensacola, FL

Raleigh, NC

Tulsa, OK (2015)

Waco, TX

Woodbridge, VA

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.