Local business notes: Gander Outdoors set to re-open in June

After an almost two-yr hiatus, outside device and apparel retailer GANDER OUTDOORS will quickly reopen its Springfield place.

Store supervisor ERIC HEIKES showed that the agency is concentrated on early June for a smooth starting.

The Springfield area, 2371 Chuckwagon Drive, opened in March 2009 as Gander Mountain but shuttered in 2017 as the enterprise went via financial disaster.

Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis then sold the business enterprise’s belongings at a bankruptcy auction in May 2017. Lemonis later introduced plans to reopen numerous places below the Gander Outdoors name, such as the Springfield store.

Local business notes: Gander Outdoors set to re-open in June 1

While plans initially referred to as for the Springfield retail keep to open sometime within the spring of 2018, Heikes said the employer decided to open the whole lot right now. In addition to the retail keep, to promote products associated with searching, fishing, water sports activities, tenting, and taking pictures sports, there can be an outdoor phase just south of the shop so one can be devoted to RV and camper sales. The retailer may even consist of a provider and set up factor.

Heikes stated he expects to rent approximately 35 humans to paintings at the retail and at least 15 for RV and camper sales.

The Springfield store can be the corporation’s 0.33 in Illinois, in addition to Peoria and Rockford.


Also, an amusing fact: the store’s authentic call, Gander Mountain, has Illinois roots. The retailer becomes named after a “mountain” that takes place to be the highest natural elevation in north suburban Lake County.

Only in Illinois may want to a point this is 957 ft above sea stage be considered a mountain.


TIM MOORE changed into unanimously elected chairman of the SPRINGFIELD PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION through his fellow commissioners at their month-to-month meeting last Wednesday.

Moore, fifty-seven, has served at the fee because 2013. He was reappointed to a second 4-year term by Mayor Jim Langfelder in 2017. He replaces BRAD MILLS, whose time period at the fee expired the remaining month.

“I definitely experience zoning, and it’s amusing to look at all the folks who come in and the way they’re enhancing their land, homes, and corporations that are developing in Springfield,” Moore stated. “I hope that I can convey a little bit of readability to how that takes place inside the town and am grateful to the opposite commissioners for electing me.”

Moore, a Republican, served at the Sangamon County Board from 1999 till 2013, while he becomes defeated with the aid of Democrat TONY DEL GIORNO. He is still a Republican committeeman and serves as president of Springfield Right to Life, a neighborhood bankruptcy of the seasoned-lifestyles enterprise.

Moore works as an account executive with Thomson Reuters. He is married to Springfield college board member Donna Moore and is a father of 7.

NPR ILLINOIS will maintain several events in downtown Springfield the week of April 29 as a part of “National Public Radio Week.”

Some of the highlights:

• A stay taping of “The twenty-first” political speak show from the Old State Capitol on April 29.

• A gala on the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library on April 30 proposing NPR Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon.

• A live taping of political communication show “State Week” from the Old State Capitol on May 2.

More activities and ticketing information can be determined on NPR Illinois’ website.


THE UPS STORE cut the ribbon on their most modern region on Friday, a shop-in-store inner MEIJER, 4200 Conestoga Drive.


Filed at Springfield Building and Zoning, April 1-14:

* SMOOTHIE KING, 605 W. Jefferson St.; tenant build-out.

* CHASE, 531 E. Washington St.; remodel.

* MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, 701 N. First St.; redesign.

* STARSHIP BILLIARDS, 2301 E. Stevenson Drive; remodel and sign permit.

* 3227 W. Iles Ave.; redecorate.

* LS LUMBER, 3441 Lumber Lane; remodel.

* INNER CITY MISSION, 726 E. Seventh St.; remodel.

* CENTRUM BUILDING, 319 E. Madison St.; redecorate.

* BRICK CITY, LLC., 627 E. Adams St.; remodel.

* RULER FOODS, 2711 Sangamon Ave.; sign permit.

* SPRINGHILL SUITES, 3921 S. MacArthur Blvd.; sign allow.

Ribbon Cuttings through the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce:

* MIRACLE EAR, 2943 West White Oaks Drive.; April 22.

Major conventions via the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau:


* ILLINOIS STATE COUNCIL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, Wyndham Springfield City Centre, seven hundred E. Adams St.; April 26-28.

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