After declaring bankruptcy and closing all of its stores in 2017, Gander Mountain was acquired by Camping World Holdings, Inc. And they're reopening nearly 70 stores across the country.

According to Nation's Best Sports, there were 126 locations of the chain when it declared bankruptcy. We learned that the New Hartford store was closing in March 2017. Camping World won the bid for the bankrupt company's assets, as well as some of its leases. However, not all locations will be reopening.

Gander Mountain New Hartford
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Looking at Camping World's stores that will reopen as Gander Outdoors in 2018, three locations in New York made the list:

  • Cicero, NY (Syracuse)
  • Kingston, NY (Hudson Valley)
  • Tonawanda, NY (Buffalo)

They may add more locations in the future but there's no indication if New Hartford is being considered. Retail Dive noted that the company would be focusing on smaller stores, and keeping only the most profitable locations. The Syracuse and Hudson Valley locations are slated to open in February.


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