Gander Mountain is opening a store in Raleigh, the eighth Gander Mountain store in North Carolina, and the second in the Triangle region. The store is set to open in the spring of 2014.

“For many years, Gander Mountain has been a well-known and trusted name in North Carolina 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 CEO. “We are thrilled to bring a new Gander Mountain store to Raleigh, and give more of our friends in the Triangle opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”

The Raleigh store will be located in the Northeast Raleigh Metro in an existing 50,700-square-foot space in the Triangle Plaza Shopping Center, at 6101 Capital Blvd. near the intersection of I-540 and Capital Blvd/U.S. Route 1.

Customers will enjoy easy access to Gander Mountain’s unmatched selection of new and used firearms around the country, whether the firearms are located at other stores, in central distribution facilities or on Gander Mountain’s market-leading online store. Customers may order firearms and have access to all of Gander Mountain’s other terrific merchandise by using simple online order kiosks with easy delivery and pick-up at their favorite Gander Mountain store.

“Gander Mountain’s decision to open a store in Raleigh is another sign of the continued growth and economic development we can expect to see in Raleigh in the coming years as more and more businesses choose to locate and expand in our area,” said Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane.

Additional details on special events, activities and promotions that will be a part of the new store grand opening celebration will be available at The new Raleigh store is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion. In the past 18 months new Gander Mountain stores have opened in Charlottesville, VA, Valdosta, GA, Morrisville, NC, Lafayette, IN, Opelika, AL, Florence, AL, Winston-Salem, NC, Gastonia, NC, Monroe, NC, Rogers, MN, Tuscaloosa, AL, Lewisville, TX, Mesquite, TX, Round Rock, TX and San Antonio, TX. New stores will open in Dothan, AL, Albany, GA and Tampa, FL in the coming weeks. New stores have been announced for Avon, IN, and Arlington, TX, to open in 2014, and more new store announcements are expected soon.

Raleigh will be the eighth Gander Mountain location in North Carolina, joining existing stores in Fayetteville, Gastonia, Greensboro, Monroe, Mooresville, Morrisville (West Raleigh Metro) and Winston-Salem.

Gander Mountain will have 131 conveniently-located outdoor lifestyle stores in 24 states by the end of 2013.