Gander Mountain Blaine, Minn. market with the opening of a 66,000-square-foot store in April 2006. The Gander Mountain store will be located at 10650 Baltimore Street NE, just off Hwy 65, in Blaine. The store will employ a sales staff of approximately 75 people.

“This new store will expand Gander Mountain's presence as a leading outdoor retailer in Minnesota,” said Gander Mountain CEO Mark Baker. “We look forward to providing an extensive merchandising mix for outdoor enthusiasts in Blaine. Our goal is to meet the specialized needs of each community we enter. We plan to achieve this goal by inviting customer participation in our stores, and by being value priced with a broad and deep assortment.”

    Gander Mountain Blaine, MN: By Numbers

     -- 66,000 Square Feet
     -- 3,000 Fishing Reels
     -- 2,500 Fishing Rods
     -- 2,000 Firearms - Choose from rifles, shotguns, handguns, and
     -- 250 Free Hats to give away - On Friday, April 28, 2006.
     -- 250 Free T-Shirts to give away - On Saturday, April 29, 2006.
     -- 250 Free Water Bottles to give away - On Sunday, April 30, 2006.
     -- 400 Bows - with an indoor archery range and archery technicians to
            help you find the right bow.
     -- 350 Tents
     -- 300 Sleeping Bags
     -- 75 Employees