From the St. Louis Business Journal
Lemonis wants to build new St. Louis-area Gander Mountain location
Jul 5, 2017, 6:25am CDT
Dilip Vishwanat | SLBJ
The Gander Mountain location in Fenton is expected to stay open under investor Marcus Lemonis' latest plan.
Lemonis, who purchased part of the outdoor retailer this spring, also tweeted Monday that he plans to keep open the Gander Mountain locations in Chesterfield, Fenton and O'Fallon, Illinois.
In early June Lemonis posted an updated list of stores that only included the Chesterfield and Fenton locations. The O'Fallon, Illinois, store was not included, but Lemonis said the stores that didn't make that list weren't necessarily closing.
O'Fallon, Illinois, was on a list of 36 cities that Lemonis posted this week that could see a new store. He also announced that the company would change its name to Gander Outdoors and Lemonis introduced a new logo.
Earlier this year, Lemonis and Camping World Holdings Inc. (an RV dealership chain he controls) bought Gander Mountain's intellectual property, the brand and the rights to its leases. A group of liquidators bought the inventory and sold it in many going-out-of-business sales.