The metro-east will regain one of its largest retail stores when Gander Outdoors opens in O’Fallon later this year.
Formerly Gander Mountain, the store, located at 120 Central Park Drive, closed last year after the company filed for bankruptcy.
Plans to relaunch were in the works, but no one knew when the store would open.
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Gander Mountain CEO Marcus Lemonis on Tuesday took to Facebook to share the list of stores reopening as the company reemerges after filing for bankruptcy.
Temporarily closed stores, including the O’Fallon location, will reopen by early June.
“Rather than opening up as just a big box, we decided to change it up a little bit,” Lemonis said. “What you will see is very distinct departments with very distinct specialties and brands.”
The 61,000-square-foot O’Fallon store opened in May 2015, becoming the company’s first store in the metro-east. It will employ 70 people when it reopens. The former Gander Mountain in Springfield, Illinois, also will reopen.
Camping World Holdings, Inc. acquired the company after it filed for bankruptcy, according to the company’s website. The Gander Mountain stores will be rebranded as Gander Outdoors.