ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, will be reopening in the Wichita, Kansas 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 opens its doors in the Wichita, KS market to the public for the first time in early March to early June. The new location at 605 South Wichita Street will introduce more than 55 jobs to the community along with its 85,000 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 Wichita 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 Wichita 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.
Gander Outdoors is always looking for seasoned and professional sales associates, specialists, technicians, and retail support to assist with locations across the country. Individuals interested in applying for a position with Gander Outdoors for more information. http://www.ganderoutdoors.com/
About Gander Outdoors
Gander Outdoors is an outdoor retailer that operates in local communities and online, dedicated to servicing the hunting, camping, fishing, shooting, and active sports markets. With seasonally and regionally relevant products, Gander Outdoors will have the best selection of gear, at a great value to help you get outdoors and explore.
About Camping World Holdings, Inc.
Camping World Holdings, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is the leading outdoor and camping retailer, offering an extensive assortment of recreational vehicles for sale, RV and camping gear, RV maintenance and repair and the industry’s broadest and deepest range of services, protection plans, products and resources. Since the Company's founding in 1966, Camping World has grown to become one of the most well-known destination for everything RV, with over 135 retail locations in 36 states and comprehensive e-commerce platform. Coupled with an unsurpassed portfolio of industry-leading brands including Gander Outdoors, Good Sam, Overton’s, The House, Uncle Dan’s and Windward/W82, Camping World Holdings has become the synonymous with outdoor experiences. Camping World’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CWH".
For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com.