Outdoors retailer Gander Mountain closing 3 Central Texas stores


Struggling outdoors retailer Gander Mountain will close 32 of its 162 stores nationwide.

A third of them are in Texas, including three in Central Texas.

The Central Texas locations are:

  • 3203 S. Interstate 35, Round Rock
  • 701 E. Central Texas Expy., Killeen
  • 2701 S. Jack Kultgen Expy., Waco

The remaining Texas stores set to close include several in the Houston area and one in San Antonio.

Gander Mountain filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy this month, saying it would shutter “underperforming” stores to help reduce expenses.

“Like many retailers, Gander Mountain 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,” the company said in a statement. “Despite aggressive actions to improve the efficiency of the company’s retail operations and support functions, the underlying financial impact from underperforming stores and unproductive, excess inventory hampered efforts to create a sustainable path forward.”



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