Gander Mountain Store in Albemarle County Holds Grand Opening
An outdoor store is celebrating its new location in Albemarle County with giveaways and special guests all weekend long.
Thousands of people have poured in to check out the region's first Gander Mountain store along Route 29.
The grand opening includes a chance to meet and greet several stars Sunday including Jason and Chase Landry from the TV series "Swamp People" and NASCAR driver Ward Burton.
The manager says the store is getting great feedback from customers.
Matt Watson, manager of the Gander Mountain store, said, "There's really nothing much like this in the area. You have a few other smaller sport shops or different types of sport shops but there's not really a big outdoors store with the selection that we have."
Shoppers can also take advantage of some special grand opening deals.
Below is a list of this weekend's events:
Jacob and Chase Landry, stars of History's television series Swamp People will appear Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. andSunday from Noon to 4 p.m.
Dean Rojas, Elite Bassmaster angler and Gander Mountain pro staffer, will appear Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to Noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
NASCAR legend Ward Burton, founder of the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, will appear Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Build-a-Bait, presented by Big Bite Baits, will give kids an opportunity to decorate their own fishing lures for free, from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday.
The Beretta Mobile Showroom will be on-site and free for visitors all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The first 100 customers through the door at the Charlottesville location on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will receive a free $10 Gander Mountain gift card.
The first 250 customers to make a purchase at the Charlottesville location on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will receive a free Gander Mountain t-shirt or hat.
Customers can register for a chance to win one of three $500 Gander Mountain gift cards at the Charlottesville location.
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