News | November 6, 2013

New Gander Mountain Store Coming To Arlington

Popular outdoors retailer to open 16th Texas location

Outdoors enthusiasts throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex 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 location in Arlington, set to open in the spring of 2014. It will be the fifth new Gander Mountain store to open in Texas in the past year.

“For many years, Gander Mountain has been 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 the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, and give more of our friends in Texas opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”

The Arlington store will be located in a new 52,000-square-foot space in the Highlands East Shopping Center, near the intersection of I-20 and Matlock Road.

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, 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.

“We are excited to welcome Gander Mountain to the City of Arlington,” said Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. “This store will provide our residents with a diverse retail mix that will cater to those who have an affinity for the outdoors.”

Additional details on special events, activities and promotions that will be a part of the new store grand opening celebration will be available at www.GanderMountain.com. The new Arlington 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 and San Antonio, TX. New stores will open in Dothan, AL, Albany, GA and Tampa, FL in the coming weeks. A new store has been announced for Avon, IN, to open in 2014, and more new store announcements are expected soon.

Arlington will be the 16th Gander Mountain location in Texas, joining existing stores in Amarillo, Beaumont, College Station, Corsicana, Houston, Lewisville, Lubbock, Mesquite, Round Rock, San Antonio, Sherman, Sugar Land, Texarkana, Tyler and the state’s first Gander Mountain Academy in Spring.

Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application on-line at www.GanderMountain.com/careers.

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.  Gander Mountain will have 131 conveniently-located outdoor lifestyle stores in 24 states by the end of 2013. For more information, visit www.GanderMountain.com and www.overtons.com.

SOURCE: Gander Mountain Company

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