O'Fallon Progress

Gander Mountain to open doors next week in O’Fallon

The much anticipated construction of the new Gander Mountain in O’Fallon as seen from I-64 will be opening its doors next week.

The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce will be on site to commemorate the businesses membership with the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce at 9:35 a.m. Friday, May 29, at 1230 Central Park Drive, with a ribbon cutting, followed by a weekend full of fun activities.

“We welcome Gander Mountain to O’Fallon. They will make a huge impact to Central Park Drive area,” said Chamber Executive Director Debbie Arell-Martinez.

According to Gander Mountain President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Ownes, the business is nation’s largest and fastest growing outdoor specialty retailer.

The new O’Fallon location will be a 61,000-square-foot store featuring a wide selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery in the St. Louis metro area.

“We are excited to have opened our new store in O’Fallon to provide countless outdoors enthusiasts with the gear and expertise they need,” Owens said. “We’ve put together a fun grand opening weekend with a focus on fishing, hunting, boating, archery and camping activities for the entire family.”

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.

In addition, the weekend includes autograph sessions with several notable sports and outdoors celebrities.

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

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 featuring 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 on-line at

Gander Mountain Company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., and has been around since 1960 with 160 locations in 27 states.