Gander Outdoors: 57 locations to remain open

Gander Outdoors CEO Marcus Lemonis said last month he’d saved little more than a third of the former Gander Mountain stores, closing down more than 100 locations nationwide.

“Our original goal was to initially open seventy or more stores, and while our initial list is now less than seventy, we are not willing to open stores which we do not believe have a clear path to profitability,” he said in a press release June 30.

Gander Outdoors said the final list, assuming store leases can be agreed to, includes:

1. Lake Mary, FL
2. Ocala, FL
3. Valdosta, GA
4. Newnan, GA
5. Davenport, IA
6. O’ Fallon, IL
7. Indianapolis (Castleton), IN
8. Ft Wayne, IN
9. Paducah, KY
10. Flint, MI
11. Traverse City, MI
12. Kalamazoo, MI
13. Saginaw, MI
14. Utica, MI
15. Marquette, MI
16. Port Huron, MI
17. Grand Rapids, MI
18. Hermantown (Duluth), MN
19. Forest Lake, MN
20. Lakeville, MN
21. Baxter, MN
22. Bemidji, MN
23. Hattiesburg, MS
24. Chesterfield, MO
25. Fenton, MO
26. Winston-Salem, NC
27. Fayetteville, NC
28. Greensboro, NC
29. Mooresville, NC
30. Cicero (Syracuse), NY
31. Watertown, NY
32. Kingston, NY
33. Tonawanda, NY
34. Plattsburg, NY
35. Canton, OH
36. Niles, OH
37. Williamsport, PA
38. Greensburg, PA
39. York, PA
40. Chambersburg, PA
41. N. Charleston, SC
42. Jackson, TN
43. Spring, TX
44. Tyler, TX
45. Amarillo, TX
46. Ft Worth, TX
47. Lewisville, TX
48. Roanoke, VA
49. Fredericksburg, VA
50. Waukesha, WI
51. Rothschild (Wausau), WI
52. Onalaska, WI
53. Kenosha, WI
54. DeForest (Madison), WI
55. Baraboo, WI
56. Sheboygan, WI
57. Janesville, W

Gander Mountain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections in Minnesota court on March 10, indicating its intention to shutter 32 stores in 11 states and liquidate more than $500 million worth of assets.

Camping World, the nation’s largest recreational vehicle dealer, led the investor group that bought out $390 million worth of Gander Mountain assets, including its Overtons boating business, during an April 28 auction. Lemonis said a separate liquidation company bought the store inventory currently on sale across the country.

In the days following the auction, Lemonis changed the company’s name to Gander Outdoors. He’s released the latest updates on store closures and changes for the brand via his Twitter account.

“In addition to the locations identified above,” Lemonis added, “we are currently pursuing other locations for expansion and expect to announce additional locations and markets in the near term with all of our Gander Outdoors, Overton’s and Camping World offerings.”

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