TAMPA — Gander Mountain announced Wednesday it is opening a 30,000-square-foot outdoor goods store in Tampa this fall.
The store at 11655 W Hillsborough Ave. will carry gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery. It will also sell new and used firearms.
Located in a former Best Buy in the Bayport Commons shopping center, the store will be the sixth Gander Mountain in Florida and first in the Tampa Bay area. Others are in Jacksonville, Ocala, Palm Beach Gardens, St. Augustine and Lake Mary.
"Gander Mountain has been a well-known and trusted name in the Sunshine State among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping," said David Pratt, Gander Mountain's president and chief executive officer, in a press release.
Gander Mountain is the latest outdoors equipment retailer to open in the Tampa area. Dick's Sporting Goods is building a flagship store in the former Saks Fifth Avenue in WestShore Plaza, and Bass Pro Shops is developing a mega Outdoor World store near Brandon using $6.25 million in public incentives.
Based in St. Paul, Minn., Gander Mountain is a privately owned company with 123 stores in 24 states.