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What happened to Gander Outdoors?

I went by the one in Greensburg, and it's closed up. Did something happen when I wasn't paying attention? It wasn't the greatest place, but it was better than Gander Mountain, which it replaced.

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Gander Outdoors is closing all their stores that do not have RV service bays. When they were bought by Camping World two years ago they installed RV service bays in some GO locations, to mimic services offered at most Camping World stores. Evidently they found operating outdoor stores that did not offer RV service wasn't a good fit, so they decided to close those stores.
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I went by the one in Greensburg, and it's closed up. Did something happen when I wasn't paying attention? It wasn't the greatest place, but it was better than Gander Mountain, which it replaced.
Google it,I just did.Owned by a RV based sales ,serv,acc. Company..Closing the Gander stores that do not sell RV eguipment is the basics in the article.
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Got to big and expensive for their britches. Like Cabelas they were great for the old catalog service. I always found their customer service had a lot to be desired.

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Kind of funny, because the owner of Camping World is Marcus Lemonis, host of the MSNBC TV show "The Profit. A show in which he "rescues" failing businesses. It appears he couldn't rescue his own business, Gander Outdoors. Lost some street cred there.

Under Gander Outdoors, the company operated a maximum of 69 stores (Gander Mountain had 162). They are likely to be at a total of 15 Gander Outdoors stores when the dust settles. And those in reality will be nothing more than Camping World stores that sell guns and hunting equipment. The companies true focus is RV sales and service.
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I wonder what will become of the building in Greensburg?

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I was surprised to see it closed too. I could be wrong, but I thought a few months ago when I was in the Greensburg store, they said they would remain open. Pretty sure that's why I signed up for their Good Sam rewards program.

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When the first round of closings was announced in the spring of 2019, they also said the Muncy store would remain open. It closed about a month ago.

The Muncy store has been bought by a local car dealer and is going to be turned into a dealership, from what I hear.
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the one in Dickson City closed as well
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Not sure about the one in York....haven't been in that way lately?
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