CHARLOTTE, NC — Gander Mountain Company announce Friday they will be closing 32 of their 162 locations after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The company said in a release that challenging traffic patterns and shifts in consumer demand brought on by the growth of online shopping have caused them to file voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The company hopes the move will allow them to preserve the value and better position itself for long-term success.
After a review of their 162 locations, the company says they have decided to close 32 underperforming stores. According to officials, and more than 1,200 employees will be impacted by the closures. In North Carolina, the Raleigh and south Charlotte locations are among those set to close.
Here is a complete list of the closing locations:
- Alabama – Gadsden, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa
- Georgia – Augusta, McDonough, Snellville
- Illinois – Champaign, Algonquin, Springfield
- Indiana – Merrillville, Greenfield
- Minnesota – Rogers, Mankato, Woodbury
- New York – New Hartford
- North Carolina – Raleigh, South Charlotte
- Tennessee – Chattanooga
- Texas – Houston, Killeen, Laredo, Lubbock, Round Rock, San Antonio, Sugar Land, Texarkana, Waco, West Houston
- West Virginia – Charleston
- Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Germantown