LIST: Several Gander Mountain stores to remain open

Posted at 10:55 AM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 07:45:13-04

(RNN) - Camping World Holdings CEO Marcus Lemonis, the company that purchased certain assets of outdoor retailer Gander Mountain, released a list of Gander Mountain stores that will remain open.

In the tweet, Lemonis said the list "will grow from here."

"After reviewing the stores in more detail since our successful bid in the bankruptcy process, our current goal is operate 70 or more locations subject to, among other things, our ability to negotiate lease terms with landlords on terms acceptable to us and approval of the bankruptcy court," he said, according to Businesswire

Gander Mountain filed for bankruptcy in March.

On Gander Mountain's website, it announced a liquidation sale, stating that the company was going out of business and all 126 locations were closing.

The CEO clarified over the weekend that not all locations will close.

"The current liquidation of the existing Gander Mountain inventory will allow us to start with a clean slate of what we consider the appropriate mix and level of inventory, including the addition of Camping World and Overton’s offerings where appropriate," Lemonis explained.    

2017 has been a challenging year for retailers, with many filing for bankruptcy, closing stores or going out of business altogether.

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