Gander Outdoors Opening Store in Albany

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, will be reopening in the Albany, Georgia market this spring. Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC's The Profit, bought Gander Mountain assets in bankruptcy court in May 2017 and is beginning to reopen many of the chain's stores to serve customers who are passionate about hunting, fishing, marine and water sports, camping, and active and shooting sports. Gander Outdoors is owned by Camping World Holdings, and will provide outdoor enthusiasts with regionally and seasonally relevant products and services that are competitively priced.

Plans are in place for the long-anticipated and eagerly-awaited Gander Outdoors to open its doors in the Albany, GA market to the public for the first time in late May to late June. The new location at 832 N Westover Blvd will introduce up to 70 positions to the community along with its 45,000 sq. ft. outdoor retail, apparel, supply and service space.

“It was important to me to bring the Gander Outdoors back to the wonderful community of Albany because the employees were top notch and the store was a great performer serving the outdoor enthusiast community,” said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman of Camping World Holdings and star of CNBC’s The Profit. “In addition to the Albany location, we are currently pursuing other locations for reopening and expansion and expect to announce additional locations and markets in the coming weeks.”

Following the successful bid in the bankruptcy process, Lemonis stated his intention of operating stores with a clear path to profitability and a then current goal of operating seventy or more locations subject to, among other things, the ability to negotiate acceptable lease terms with landlords.

Details are to follow on the free and open to the public Grand Opening event and the official ribbon cutting ceremony.