Gander Mountain files bankruptcy, Augusta store to close
An email from a spokesperson at Gander Mountain says the Augusta location is one of three stores in Georgia being closed.
A press release sent out March 10, by the Minnesota based- outdoor retail company says they are closing 32 under-performing stores across the country.
In the email from a spokesperson the Augusta location is one of three stores in Georgia being closed. The spokesperson says, “A Gander Mountain store generally employs 20-30 full time people and another 20-30 on a part-time and seasonal basis. Our employees at stores affected by these closings may be considered for employment opportunities elsewhere within our system.”
The press release said,” Gander Mountain Company announced today that, to maximize the opportunity to achieve a ‘going-concern’ sale of its business, it and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.”
The company says they have experienced challenging traffic patterns and shifts in consumer demand resulting from increased direct-to-customer sales by key vendors and accelerated growth of e-commerce.
Gander Mountain opened on the same day in 2014 as the now closed Whole Foods.