News | October 14, 2013

New Gander Mountain Store Opening In Avon, IN

Popular outdoors retailer to open eighth Indiana location

Outdoors enthusiasts throughout central Indiana 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 Avon, set to open in the spring of 2014.

“For many years, Gander Mountain has been a well-known and trusted name in Indiana 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 Avon, and give more of our friends in the greater Indianapolis metro area opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”

The new store will be located in a new 45,600-square-foot space in the Gable Crossing Shopping Center, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 36 and Gable Drive.

Gander Mountain’s newest store will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Indiana, 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.

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.

“It’s always a pleasure to welcome new businesses to our community,” said Michael C. Rogers, president of the Avon Town Council. “Gander Mountain will be a valuable addition to our thriving retail district located along our major corridor. U.S. Highway 36 is one of the major gateways to Hendricks County and we are always glad when new businesses come in to fill the need for variety in retail shopping.”

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 Avon store is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion. In the past 18 months 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, Tuscaloosa, AL, Lewisville, TX, Mesquite, TX, Round Rock, TX and San Antonio, TX. New stores will open in Dothan, AL, Albany, GA, Tampa, FL and Charlottesville, VA in the coming weeks. More new store announcements are expected soon.

Avon will be the eighth Gander Mountain location in Indiana, joining existing stores in Evansville, Fort Wayne, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Terre Haute and the state’s first Gander Mountain Firearms Super Center in Merrillville.

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. There are currently 127 conveniently located Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in 24 states. For more information, visit www.GanderMountain.com.

SOURCE: Gander Mountain Company

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