Gander Mountain Opening Stores in St. Louis, El Paso

by Harry Sheff

Gander MountainOutdoor retailer Gander Mountain is opening new stores in the St. Louis area and in El Paso, part of a planned expansion that will reach at least eight stores this year.

Both the St. Louis-area store, which will be in O’Fallon, Ill., and the El Paso store are 61,000 sq. ft. Both will officially open on Thursday, May 28.

A 52,000 sq. ft. Snelville, Ga. store (in the Atlanta are) opened in April and a Marion, Ill. store opened earlier this month. Other stores are planned for Frisco and Killeen, Texas; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Tulsa Hills, Okl. Announcements about other store openings for this year are expected soon.

In 2013, Gander Mountain opened 18 stores and in 2014 it opened 23 stores.

St. Paul, Minn.-based Gander Mountain was founded in 1960. The retailer, which focuses on hunting, fishing, camping and boating, operates about 127 stores in 24 states.