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Is Gander Mountain giving market a second look?

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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 6:17 pm

Longtime Biz Buzz followers might remember about 10 years ago when Gander Mountain axed plans to open a store at Baybrook Gateway Shopping Center, on the southeast quadrant of Interstate 45 and West Bay Area Boulevard.

I never found out why the St. Paul, Minn.-based company changed its plans in 2004.

But now I wonder whether the company, which is known for it outdoor equipment, clothing and shoes, is having second thoughts?

Rumors are making the rounds that the retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and marine gear is planning a store in the vicinity of Baybrook Mall.

Being from Texas, I’m partial to Academy Sports & Outdoors, but also like to stock up for camping or outdoor activities at REI.

And I know there are a lot of readers in this market who would love to see a Bass Pro Shop move to Galveston County, or at least the Clear Lake area.

Where do you get your outdoor gear? Where’s your next outdoor trip? And would you like to see a Gander Mountain near you?