Bigger, Better Gander Mountain Coming to Youngstown, Ohio

Nation’s fastest-growing outdoors retailer building a new store to better serve the region

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St. Paul, MN -( For years, Gander Mountain has been the place to go for outdoors enthusiasts in the Mahoning Valley to get the best expertise, service and selection.

In the spring of 2016, they will get a bigger and better retail experience from this trusted name. Gander Mountain is expanding its presence in Youngstown with a new store on the site of its current facility.

“Gander Mountain is already a well-known and trusted name in Youngstown and the surrounding region among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping,” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to bring a new and significantly larger Gander Mountain store to Youngstown, and to give our friends in the Mahoning Valley a bigger, better experience when they’re looking for top-quality gear and knowledgeable service.”

The new Gander Mountain store will be located at 2390 Niles Cortland Road in Howland Township, in a new 61,300-square-foot facility. The current store, which opened in 1999 and has 31,000 square feet of retail space, will be torn down and replaced by a facility that is nearly double the size. Gander Mountain will operate out of a temporary space in the Howland Commons shopping center while the new store is under construction.

“We appreciate the great relationship we have with the people in Youngstown and our landlord, Cafaro Company, and we look forward to the grand opening of a bigger, better store next spring,” said Eric Jacobsen, Gander Mountain’s Executive Vice President and Director of Real Estate. “We remain open for business in a temporary location near the site of our new store, and look forward to helping people find the gear they need for the fall and winter outdoors seasons.”

Additional details on special events, activities and promotions that will be a part of the new store grand opening celebration will be available at

Gander Mountain’s new store will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Ohio, 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, Carhartt, Ariat, Muck, Gander Mountain, Merrell, Rocky, Reebok, Reef, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, Timberland, LaCrosse, Skechers, Saucony and Under Armour.

Customers will enjoy easy access to Gander Mountain’s unmatched selection of new and used firearms from 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.

Since 2012, Gander Mountain has added nearly 50 new stores throughout the country, and remodeled most of the company’s existing stores. More new store announcements are expected soon.

In 2012 and 2013 new Gander Mountain stores opened in:

  • Albany, GA
  • Lewisville, TX
  • Round Rock, TX
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Lafayette, IN
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Dothan, AL
  • Mesquite, TX
  • Tampa, FL
  • Florence, AL
  • Monroe, NC
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Gastonia, NC
  • Opelika, AL
  • Valdosta, GA
  • Morrisville, NC
  • Rogers, MN
  • Winston-Salem, NC

In 2014 Gander Mountain opened 23 new stores:

  • Algonquin, IL
  • Gadsden, AL
  • Newnan, GA
  • Arlington, TX
  • Greenfield, IN
  • North Charleston, SC
  • Augusta, GA
  • Johnson City, NY
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Avon, IN
  • Lake Worth, TX
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Champaign, IL
  • Mt. Juliet, TN
  • Waco, TX
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • McDonough, GA
  • West Houston, TX
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Mobile, AL
  • Woodbridge, VA
  • Fenton, MO
  • Montgomery, AL

For 2015 and 2016, Gander Mountain has announced or opened stores for:

  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Laredo, TX
  • Parker, CO (2016)
  • El Paso, TX
  • Marion, IL
  • Snellville, GA
  • Frisco, TX (2016)
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Tulsa Hills, OK
  • Killeen, TX
  • O’Fallon, IL
  • Youngstown, OH (2016)

Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application on-line at

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 and use the hashtag #responsibilitypledge in social media to raise awareness. Gander Mountain has 160 conveniently-located outdoor lifestyle stores in 27 states. Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton’s (, a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.

For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit

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5 years ago

I hope the new Niles Ohio store will sell aluminum jon boats.