Gander Mountain has a new owner!  The bankrupt Minnesota-based chain that specializes in outdoor gear has been bought out by a reality TV star.  According to, Camping World - a company owned by Marcus Lemonis - has purchased Gander Mountain for $37.8 million.

While the move brings a path to financial footing for the store, industry experts speculate that it will surely bring about a new round of location closures.

Lemonis is probably best known for his role on the TV show The Profit.  However, he has built an impressive portfolio of companies - from bakeries to automobile search products.

Gander Mountain currently operates a store in Duluth on Haines Road.  Minnesota is also home to Gander Mountain locations in Brainerd, St. Cloud, Mankato, Rochester, and 6 stores in the Twin Cities metro.  At this time nothing is known about what potential stores could be closing.

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