Gander Mountain is adding a new store in OFallon, IL.  The store is set to open in the spring of 2015 and will be Gander Mountains ninth Illinois location.

“Gander Mountain is already a well-known and trusted name in Illinois among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping,” said Gander Mountain’s President and CEO David Pratt. “We are thrilled to bring a new Gander Mountain store to OFallon, and to give our friends in southern Illinois and metro St. Louis more opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”

The newest Gander Mountain will be located in a new 61,000-square-foot store at the northeast corner of Central Park Circle and Central Park Drive in OFallon, just off I-64 at the Green Mt. Road exit. It will join existing stores in Champaign, Geneva, Joliet, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, a recently-opened store in Algonquin and a new store coming to Marion in 2015. OFallon will be the second location in the St. Louis metro area, after a new store opened in Fenton, MO, earlier in 2014

“We are really excited to welcome Gander Mountain to OFallon, and we know that they will meet the demands of the many outdoors enthusiasts in our community and in the region,” said OFallon Mayor Gary L. Graham. “Our people love outdoor adventures and were all about business, so to have Gander Mountain bringing its good name and jobs to the community is outstanding.”

“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the people in OFallon and look forward to the grand opening of our most recent Illinois store in the spring,” said Gander Mountain’s Executive Vice President and Director of Real Estate Eric Jacobsen.