Popular outdoors retailer adding seventh Illinois store.
ST. PAUL, MN – Autumn means hunting, hiking, fitness and the great outdoors for many Illinois residents.
In 2014 it will also mean new opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts to find great prices, the best 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 Algonquin, IL, set to open in the fall.
“Gander Mountain is already a well-known and trusted name in Illinois 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 Algonquin, and give more of our friends in Illinois opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”
Gander Mountain in Algonquin will be located in a new 52,000-square-foot store to be constructed on Randall Road, adjacent to the Wal-Mart Supercenter. It will be the seventh Gander Mountain location in Illinois, joining existing stores in Geneva, Joliet, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, and a new store announced for Champaign, to open in the fall.
“We’re excited to welcome Gander Mountain to Algonquin,” said Village President John Schmitt. “Their decision to locate in our community reaffirms that Algonquin is a desirable place to do business.”
“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the city of Algonquin and look forward to our grand opening 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 Illinois, 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.
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 Algonquin store is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion.
In the past 18 months new Gander Mountain stores have 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
- Fenton, MO
- Gadsden, AL
- Greenfield, IN
- Johnson City, NY
- McDonough, GA
- Mt. Juliet, TN
- Pensacola, FL
- Raleigh, NC
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 135 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.