The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported today that the Gander Mountain store located near Ashland will be closing in July and longtime outdoor retailer Green Top Sporting Goods will move into the location.
Gander Mountain has struggled to acquire a dedicated customer base since locating a short distance from Green Top several years ago. Not long after Gander Mountain opened, Bass Pro Shops announced they would locate a store just off of I-95 one exit north of Gander. Bass Pro Shop has enjoyed great success in the location without negatively impacting the business of Green Top. The same cannot be said for Gander Mountain.
Green Top has wanted to expand its thriving business and this offers them an opportunity to see those plans become reality.