Gander Mountain to Raze, Rebuild, Expand Store

HOWLAND Township, Ohio — Gander Mountain is expanding its store here and will open the new, 61,300-square-foot store next spring – more than doubling the existing space. The existing, opened in 1999, will be torn down and replaced by the new building.

During construction of the new store, Gander Mountain will operate from temporary space in the nearby Howland Commons shopping center, the company said.

“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 will 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.”

Its new store here will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Ohio, along with gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery, the company said. The store also will offer an extensive selection of men’s and women’s active performance outdoor and casual apparel and a wide variety of men’s and women’s active footwear.

Gander Mountain, based in St. Paul, Minn., operates 160 stores in 24 states. Since 2012, Gander Mountain has added nearly 50 new stores throughout the country and remodeled most of the its existing stores. More new store announcements are expected soon, the company said.

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