Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gander Mountain Chooses East El Paso for New Store

Outdoor Specialty Retailer to Open Location Near Joe Battle & Montwood

A national retailer specializing in outdoor gear will build a new store on El Paso’s Far East Side as part of its expansion plans. Gander Mountain, with stores in 17 other Texas cities, has plans to construct a 52,000 square foot location which will open in spring of 2015.

The new store will be located in a “newly constructed shopping center, near the junction of Joe Battle Blvd. and Montwood Drive,” according to a press release, though the precise location has not been specified. It will be the 18th store in Texas.

“Gander Mountain is already a well-known and trusted name in Texas among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping,” states David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s President and CEO, in a press release.

“We are thrilled to bring a new Gander Mountain store to El Paso, and give our friends in West Texas more opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”

The large size of store is typical for new locations for the retailer, which currently has 127 stores in 24 states. Gander Mountain was established in 1960 and is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.