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Gander Outdoors set to open this week in DeForest

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DEFOREST (WKOW) -- Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, is opening this week in DeForest.

The grand opening event is Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m.

The newly branded store will occupy the former Gander Mountain location at 6199 East Metro Drive. The store will operate with more than 70 part-time employees and full-time staff.

Activities at the grand opening include; free pastries and coffee in the morning, hot dogs and chips provided by a local Boy Scout Troop from 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. painting a lure at 11 A.M. – 2 P.M. and building a duck call from 1-3 P.M.

Camping World Holdings bought Gander Mountain assets in bankruptcy court in May 2017 and is in the process of reopening many of the chain's stores.

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