Nation’s fastest-growing outdoors retailer adding most recent Georgia location in the fall
ST. PAUL, MN, --- This year, autumn in metro Atlanta will mean more than football and fall colors. The autumn of 2015 will bring a new opportunity for outdoor recreation enthusiasts to find the widest selection, expert service and great prices on the best names in gear and apparel. Gander Mountain, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing network of outdoor specialty stores, announced today it will open its newest Georgia location in Snellville this fall.
“In the fall of 2012, Gander Mountain opened its first store in Georgia, and we immediately became the place to go for outdoors enthusiasts in the region who are seeking the best selection, service and prices,” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to bring another new Gander Mountain store to the people in Georgia, where outdoors traditions run deep and are passed down from generation to generation. We welcome this opportunity to provide more people in metro Atlanta with opportunities to experience all that Gander Mountain offers.”
The newest Gander Mountain will be located in a new 52,000-square-foot store in the Snellville Exchange shopping complex, near the intersection of Scenic Highway and Essex Drive, adjacent to the existing Hobby Lobby store. It will be the sixth Gander Mountain location in Georgia, and the third in metro Atlanta, joining existing stores in Albany, Augusta, McDonough, Newnan and Valdosta.
“Snellville is excited to welcome Gander Mountain to the community. We look forward to a mutually-beneficial relationship for years to come,” said Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz. “Snellville is a community known for its quality retail shopping and a new Gander Mountain store will only bolster that reputation. We are pleased Gander Mountain chose the Snellville area to call home to one of its stores. We are appreciative of the jobs the store will create and look forward to participating in its grand opening.”
“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the people in Gwinnett County and look forward to the grand opening of our most recent Georgia store 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 Under Armour, The North Face, GSX, Columbia, 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 have access to all of Gander Mountain’s firearms, equipment, merchandise, apparel and footwear by using simple online order kiosks with easy delivery and pick-up at their favorite Gander Mountain store.
Gander Mountain also features the outdoor retail industry’s first system-wide free Online Order Pick Up system, enabling customers to purchase products on-line and pick them up in-store the same day.
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 Snellville store is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion. In 2012 and 2013 new Gander Mountain stores opened in:
Albany, GALewisville, TXRound Rock, TX
Charlottesville, VALafayette, INSan Antonio, TX
Dothan, ALMesquite, TXTampa, FL
Florence, ALMonroe, NCTuscaloosa, AL
Gastonia, NCOpelika, ALValdosta, GA
Morrisville, NCRogers, MNWinston-Salem, NC
In 2014 Gander Mountain opened 23 new stores:
Algonquin, ILGadsden, ALNewnan, GA
Arlington, TXGreenfield, INNorth Charleston, SC
Augusta, GAJohnson City, NYPensacola, FL
Avon, INLake Worth, TXRaleigh, NC
Champaign, ILMt. Juliet, TNWaco, TX
Chattanooga, TNMcDonough, GAWest Houston, TX
Charlotte, NCMobile, ALWoodbridge, VA
Fenton, MOMontgomery, AL
For 2015, Gander Mountain has announced or opened stores for:
El Paso, TXMarion, ILSnellville, GA
Frisco, TXMyrtle Beach, SCTulsa Hills, OK
Killeen, TXO’Fallon, IL
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 http://careers.gandermountain.com/
About Gander Mountain Company
Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, MN, is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing 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 has launched a national campaign encouraging responsible firearms ownership – take the Responsibility Pledge at www.GanderMountain.com and use the hashtag #responsibilitypledge in social media to raise awareness. Gander Mountain has 157 conveniently-located outdoor lifestyle stores in 27 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit www.GanderMountain.com. Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton’s (www.overtons.com), a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.