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Gander Outdoors hosts soft opening today

Posted at 3:05 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 17:28:02-04

Gander Outdoors hosted a soft opening today at their new store in Breaux Bridge.

The retail store and RV dealership are located off Interstate 10 at 2310 N. Frontage Road.

“We are excited to bring the Gander Outdoors to the wonderful area of Breaux Bridge and the greater Lafayette community”, said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman of Camping World Holdings. “There is so much culture, adventure and history found here, and the location will be a prime destination to serve the outdoor community.”

There was a flag-raising ceremony this morning to honor first responders, active-duty military and veterans.

Gander Outdoors is continuing a tradition of honoring present and past members of the armed forces by installing a massive American flag at their Breaux Bridge, Louisiana retail store. The 40×80′ flag is 3,200 square feet and flies on a 130-foot pole.

“It has been our vision to continue the tradition of raising these flags to show our company’s support and appreciation to our country and to those that have sacrificed so much to keep our communities safe,” Lemonis said.

Gander Outdoors is owned by Camping World Holdings and is aimed at the hunting, camping, fishing, shooting, and active sports markets with outdoor products and services.

Store manager Randy Broussard said the city seems excited about the new store opening.

“We’ve gotten great feedback from the Breaux Bridge area, the mayor of Breaux Bridge, Ricky Calais, has bent over backwards to help us, even helping us get the word out on social media,” Broussard said. “We’ve had a lot of people coming by to ask when we’re going to open.”

The store’s hours are 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Sunday.