Local Gander Mountain construction under way
by Clay Neely
Construction is well under way for the new 52,000-square-foot Gander Mountain hunting and outdoor store on 361 Newnan Crossing Bypass.
Pre-cast walls were in place this week at the store’s site off Newnan Crossing Bypass in the Newnan Crossing East shopping center near JC Penney. The retail center is located across the bypass from Ashley Park and just north of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern hospital.
“We are thrilled to bring a new Gander Mountain store to Newnan, and to give our friends in the Metro Atlanta more opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices,” said David Pratt, president and CEO of Gander Mountain.
In June, the company announced its intention to build a new store in Newnan.
Gander Mountain in Newnan will be the company’s fifth location in Georgia, joining existing stores in Albany and Valdosta, a recently-opened store in McDonough, and a new store in Augusta that will also open in the fall.
“We are excited to welcome Gander Mountain to the City of Newnan,” said Keith Brady, Newnan mayor. “They will join an impressive lineup of retail offerings that continues to expand our regional market and offer great opportunities for the citizens of our community.”
“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the people in Newnan and look forward to our grand opening in the fall,” said Eric Jacobsen, Gander Mountain’s executive vice president and director of real estate.
“Gander Mountain is already a well-known and trusted name in Georgia among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping,” said Pratt.
Gander Mountain is a regional retailer that sells a large variety of hunting and outdoor equipment. It currently has 142 locations throughout the midwest and eastern part of the United States.