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Gander Outdoors Store in Michigan to Close


Gander RV & Outdoors in Traverse City, Mich., is closing, according to multiple sources.

This story originally appeared in the Traverse City Record Eagle.

An email announced Gander Outdoors stated “Store is Closing. Everything Must Go! 40% Off.” Below the add the email reads, “Offer Valid at Traverse City, MI. Expires 11/10/19.”

An employee who answered the phone at parent company Camping World Holdings confirmed the Traverse City store at 3500 Marketplace Circle B was closing but did not have a date.

Camping World Holdings, Inc. announced in September it was closing or converting 37 locations that don’t sell RVs.

Gander Mountain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March 2017. A month later, a subsidiary of Camping World bought the brand and leases on the chain’s 162 stores, including the Traverse City location. A separate company bought the store’s inventory, sold it off, and closed the store.

Camping World reopened the Traverse City store as Gander Outdoors in March 2018. The store then had 45 full- and part-time employees.

A year and half later, the company has shifted direction.

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