Gander Mountain Opens Second Store in St. Louis Metro

Outdoor specialty retailer caters to outdoors enthusiasts in O'Fallon with grand opening kick-off celebration featuring celebrity appearances and giveaways

May 26, 2015, 10:43 ET from Gander Mountain

O'FALLON, Ill., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gander Mountain, the nation's largest and fastest-growing outdoor specialty retailer, is set to open its new location in O'Fallon, Ill., at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 28. The grand opening celebration of the latest Gander Mountain store location will include 17 celebrity appearances, multiple family activities and giveaways.

The new 61,000-square-foot Gander Mountain store in O'Fallon is located at 1230 Central Park Drive, near Interstate 64 and North Green Mt. Road. The welcoming exterior and interior layout reflect Gander Mountain's new store design, featuring innovative interior elements, displays and fixtures.

"We are excited to open our second Gander Mountain location in the St. Louis Metro and provide the countless outdoors enthusiasts with the gear they need," said Gander Mountain President and Chief Operations Officer mike Owens. "We've put together a fun grand opening weekend with a focus on fishing, hunting, boating, archery and camping activities for the entire community to enjoy."

Events and appearances will occur from Thursday, May 28, until Sunday, May 31.

Special events, appearances and giveaways include:

  • Darryl Worley, country music artist, will perform live on Thursday at 9 a.m. and host a meet and greet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Aaron Donald and T.J. McDonald, professional football players, will sign autographs on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Randal Grichuck and Trevor Rosenthal, professional baseball players with the St. Louis Cardinals, and manager Mike Matheny will sign autographs on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Brett Hull and Kelly Chase, St. Louis hockey legends, will sign autographs on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The first 1,000 customers through the door on Thursday through Sunday will receive a free scratch-off card. Every card is a winner, with prizes including gift cards valued up to $100, coupons for up to 50 percent off, shirts, hats and sunglasses.

Customers can also register for a chance to win a $500 Columbia Shopping Spree or Go Pro Hero 4 Silver.

Full schedule of events and appearances available at

The newest Gander Mountain location features the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery in the St. Louis metro area.

The store offers an extensive selection of men's and women's active performance outdoor and lifestyle apparel, featuring exciting brands like Under Armour, The North Face, GSX, Columbia, Carhartt, Guide Series and Kühl, and a wide variety of men's and women's active footwear, including brands like Asics, Carhartt, Ariat, Muck, Gander Mountain, Merrell, Rocky, Reebok, Reef, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, Timberland, LaCrosse, Skechers, Saucony and Under Armour.

Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application online at

About Gander Mountain Company
Gander Mountain Company, headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., 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 launched a national campaign encouraging responsible firearms ownership – take the Responsibility Pledge at and use the hashtag #responsibilitypledge in social media to raise awareness. Gander Mountain has 160 conveniently-located outdoor lifestyle stores in 27 states. For the nearest store location, call 800-282-5993 or visit Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton's (, a leading catalog and Internet-based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.

SOURCE Gander Mountain