Gander Mountain, the nation’s leading firearms retailer and operator of the largest retail network of stores specializing in firearms, hunting, fishing, camping, marine, outdoor lifestyle and active performance products, announced today that in addition to great camping, fishing, hunting and hiking, outdoors enthusiasts in northwest Indiana have one more great attraction coming to the region. Construction activity has begun on the state’s sixth Gander Mountain retail store, which is expected to open in fall 2012.

The 50,000-square-foot store will be located in the Lafayette Pavilions Shopping Center, near the intersection of Highway 26 and Creasy Lane.

“We’re excited to bring Gander Mountain’s thousands of products and great customer service to folks in Lafayette and the surrounding region,” said David Pratt, CEO of Gander Mountain. “Our new neighbors’ passion for the outdoors and active performance living will be a perfect match with our ‘We Live Outdoors’ culture.”

The new Gander Mountain store will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Indiana, together with the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery. The store will offer an extensive selection of men’s and women’s active performance outdoor and casual apparel featuring exciting brands like The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, GSX, Mountain Hardwear, Carhartt, KAVU, Marmot and Kühl, and a wide variety of men’s and women’s active footwear featuring brands like Merrell, Rocky, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, Brooks, Patagonia, Timberland, LaCrosse, Itasca, Saucony and Salomon.

“Gander Mountain coming to Lafayette is another win for our community and the entire region,” said Lafayette mayor Tony Roswarski. “Gander Mountain is known for its outstanding products and will be a welcome addition to our retail options. I am pleased to welcome this high-quality company with a tremendous reputation to our community.”

Additional details on special events, activities and promotions that will be a part of the new Lafayette store grand opening celebration will be available this summer at www.GanderMountain.com. Lafayette is the fourth announced location in a seven-store 2012 expansion. New Gander Mountain stores have previously been announced for Valdosta, Ga., Morrisville, N.C. and Florence, Ala., with other new store locations to be announced soon.

Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application on-line at www.GanderMountain.com/careers.

Image courtesy of Jess Myers

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