Curious to see which store locations will survive the Gander Mountain bankruptcy and be reborn under the new “Gander Outdoors” umbrella?
Well, Marcus Lemonis, the CEO of Camping World Holdings, the company that recently acquired the Gander Mountain portfolio and properties at auction, announced on Twitter a short list of stores that will remain open for business after the dust has settled.
As Lemonis noted in the tweet, this list is not final!
— Marcus Lemonis (@marcuslemonis) June 10, 2017
Lemonis said on Periscope that his goal is to keep approximately 70 retail locations up and running. That’s a little less than half of the 162 stores that made up the Gander Mountain empire.
The litmus test for the fate of each store is whether he sees a “path to profitability,” said Lemonis.
On the subject of firearms, Lemonis tweeted that firearms have historically represented the company’s “biggest category” and that they “won’t go away.” Even more promising, Lemonis mentioned that his new company’s prices would be better than his predecessor’s.
We’ll have to wait and see what the new “Gander Outdoors” looks like. If Lemonis keeps true to his word, it may finally become a competitively priced location to purchase firearms.