Outdoors leader’s first Missouri store now open after ribbon-cutting in metro St. Louis.
ST. PAUL, Minn., –-(Ammoland.com)- Outdoors enthusiasts are used to getting up early for pursuits like running, hunting, hiking, fishing and boating.
On Tuesday, outdoors enthusiasts in metro St. Louis got up early to welcome an important new neighbor to the region. Civic leaders gathered in Fenton for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened Missouri’s first Gander Mountain store. The newly-remodeled 65,000 square-foot facility is located at 751 Gravois Bluffs Boulevard in the Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center, near the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 141.
“It’s an exciting thing to bring our great selection of merchandise, a sharp look and a new shopping experience to the people of metro St. Louis,” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s CEO. “We’re giving our newest fans a great place to get the best gear and expertise at the best prices.”
A group of local dignitaries gathered for the ribbon cutting outside the store’s impressive front entrance, including Fenton mayor Mike Polizzi, Fenton director of parks Tom Diven, St. Louis County police captain Jeff Bader, Fenton Chamber of Commerce executive director Jeannie Braun and store manager Will Munroe.
“This new Gander Mountain store is an exciting addition to Fenton, and we are proud that they chose our community for their first store in Missouri,” said Braun.
The store’s official grand opening weekend will be held April 10-13 and will include a full slate of celebrity appearances, giveaways and other special events. Visit www.gandermountain.com for a full schedule of events listed under the Fenton store location.
Gander Mountain 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. The new store brings Fenton the best names in fishing, a full line of men’s and women’s outdoor apparel and footwear, plus the very best in outdoor technology and high performance camping gear. Gander Mountain also offers Missouri’s largest selection of firearms and ammunition along with the best brand names in the industry.
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 133 conveniently-located outdoor lifestyle stores in 25 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.