After rumors swirled for weeks earlier this year, Gander Mountain officially filed for bankruptcy and says it will close dozens of stores across the country.
Gander Mountain, the outdoor gear retailer headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, will close 32 stores this year.
Unfortunately, that means that 1,280 full-time employees will be out of work soon.
“Despite aggressive actions to improve the efficiency of the company’s retail operations, the underlying financial impact from under performing stores and unproductive, excess inventory hampered efforts to create a sustainable path forward,” according to a Gander Mountain statement.
Gander Mountain, which calls itself “America’s Firearms Superstore,” sells outdoor gear for hunting, camping, fishing and boating.
Add Gander Mountain to the list of more than a dozen popular retailers that plan to close retail locations in 2017. Other struggling retailers include JCPenney, Kmart, Sears, The Limited and Macy’s, just to name a few.
The outdoor recreation market seems to be changing too, with Sports Authority going out of business last year.
Here are all the stores Gander Mountain plans to close this year:
- 540 E Meighan Boulevard, Gadsden
- 7765 Airport Boulevard, Ste 609, Mobile
- 2424 Eastern Boulevard, Montgomery
- 3325 McFarland Boulevard E, Tuscaloosa
- 145 Mason McKnight Jr Parkway, Augusta
- 1970 Jonesboro Road, McDonough
- 1200 Scenic Highway, Suite G, Lawrenceville
- 2006 N Prospect Avenue, Champaign
- 1400 S Randall Road, Algonquin
- 2371 Chuckwagon Drive, Springfield
- 1630 Southlake Mall, Merrillville
- 2175 Barrett Drive, Greenfield
- 20870 Rogers Drive, Rogers
- 1940 Adams Street, Mankato
- 10470 Hudson Road, Woodbury
- 8635 Clinton Street, New Hartford
- 2100 Village Market Place, Morrisville
- 13610 Hoover Creek Boulevard, Charlotte
- 5756 Highway 153 Suite F, Hixson
- 19820 Hempstead Highway, Houston
- 701 E Central Texas Expressway, Killeen
- 2302 NE Bob Bullock Loop, Ste 101, Laredo
- 4006 W. Loop 289, Lubbock
- 3203 S Interstate 35 Suite 500, Round Rock
- 8203 State Highway 151, Suite 104, San Antonio
- 19890 SW Freeway, Sugar Land
- 2301 University Avenue, Texarkana
- 2701 S Jack Kultgen Expressway, Waco
- 13441 Westheimer Road, Houston
- 2600 Mountaineer Blvd, Charleston
- 6440 Scully Drive, Eau Claire
- W190 N10768 Commerce Circle, Germantown