According to the Wichita Eagle newspaper, Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis is planning on building a combined Gander Mountain and Camping World location in along the Arkansas River in Wichita, Kan. The new center is slated to open in fall.
Development will start once negotiations are finalized between the landlord of the Gander Mountain store already in place. Lemonis said he would need a rent reduction and a space to showcase his RVs. This would then lead to the potential 65,000-square-foot building that would take approximately 15 months to development to service RVs for the two stores.
Lemonis is hopeful that a Camping World store would help Wichita’s Gander Mountain, which saw a meager profit of $236,000 last year.