MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gander Mountain, the nation's largest and fastest-growing outdoor specialty retailer, will open its second South Carolina store in Myrtle Beach at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 16. The grand opening celebration will include celebrity appearances, family-friendly events and giveaways.
The 45,600 square-foot Gander Mountain store in Myrtle Beach is located at 1049 Glenforest Rd., adjacent to the Tanger Outlets on Edward E. Burroughs Highway (U.S. 501 – South) at Factory Stores Blvd. The welcoming exterior and interior layout reflect Gander Mountain's new store design featuring innovative interior elements, displays and fixtures.
"With a large number of outdoor enthusiasts, Myrtle Beach is the perfect location for Gander Mountain to bring its top-quality gear and knowledgeable customer service," said Mike Owens, Gander Mountain's president and chief operating officer. "We've put together a fun grand opening weekend that we hope the community will come out to enjoy with fishing, hunting, boating, archery and camping at the forefront."
Events and appearances will occur Thursday, April 16 through Sunday, April 19.
The grand opening festivities will include:
- Darryl Worley, country music artist, will perform Thursday at 9 a.m. and host a meet and greet with fans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- D.J. Swearinger, former South Carolina Star and current NFL safety, will appear Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Troy Landry, star of History's hit TV series Swamp People will appear Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.
- The first 1,000 customers through the door Thursday through Sunday will receive a free scratch-off card. Every card is a winner; with prizes including gift cards valued up to $100, discounts for up to 50 percent off, shirts, hats and sunglasses.
The newest Gander Mountain location features the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery in Myrtle Beach. The store offers an extensive selection of men's and women's active performance outdoor and lifestyle apparel featuring great brands like The North Face, Columbia, GSX, Under Armour, Guide Series, Carhartt and a wide variety of men's and women's active footwear brands like Asics, Merrell, Rocky, Reebok, Reef, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, LaCrosse, Itasca and Saucony.
The on-site Gander Mountain Firearms Super Center's mission is to provide responsible citizens the highest quality solutions for their firearms needs, including safety, security, education and training. Gander Mountain has launched a campaign to emphasize personal firearms responsibility via a call to action: "With Rights Comes Responsibility; Secure Your Firearms." This effort is designed to help keep firearms from getting into the hands of the underage, untrained and unauthorized. Gander Mountain is encouraging firearms owners to take a responsibility pledge at www.responsibilitypledge.com and to use the hashtag – #responsibilitypledge in social media to raise awareness and encourage accountability on the subject of firearms ownership.
Full schedule of events and appearances available at http://www.gandermountain.com/grandopenings/.
Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application on-line at www.GanderMountain.com/careers.
About Gander Mountain Company
Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, MN, is the nation's largest and fastest-growing retail network of outdoor specialty stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, Gander Mountain has offered the best selection of outdoor equipment, technical apparel, active casual wear, and footwear featuring national, regional and specialty brands at competitive prices. Focused on a "We Live Outdoors®" culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. Gander Mountain has 157 conveniently located outdoor lifestyle stores in 27 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit www.GanderMountain.com Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton's (www.overtons.com), a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.
SOURCE Gander Mountain