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Sportsman’s Warehouse expects pre-holiday opening | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings Inc., based in West Jordan, Utah, said Oct. 13 it expects to open before the start of the holiday shopping season in Jacksonville and in Montrose, Colorado.

The specialty outdoor retailer recently opened stores in Seminole in Florida and in Eastgate, Ohio, and Santee, California. 

The Jacksonville store is in River City Marketplace.

The five new stores will offer a combined 127,000 square feet of space for hunting, fishing, camping, shooting sports, apparel and footwear merchandise.

Sportsman’s Warehouse operates stores in 30 states, with the five new locations resulting in 16 stores in California, eight in Colorado, three in Florida and its first in Ohio.

Sportsman’s Warehouse is coming to the former Gander Mountain space at River City Marketplace in North Jacksonville.

It has a Florida location in Lady Lake, north of Orlando.

“With the execution of our flexible store format strategy, we remain nimble and will adapt our store footprint to match the size and demands of the markets we enter,” said Sportsman’s Warehouse CEO Jon Barker.

He said the size of the five new stores ranges from 12,000 to almost 40,000 square feet.

“Once we officially launch in Jacksonville, Florida, we will have opened nine new stores in 2022, with a total of 131 stores in our fleet. Over the next few years, we expect to accelerate our new store expansion strategy and are targeting having 190 to 210 total stores in our fleet by the end of fiscal year 2025,” he said.

Sportsman’s Warehouse said the stores include “region-specific items, as the demand for high-quality outdoor equipment, gear and accessories continues to be strong.”

In River City Marketplace in North Jacksonville, the city issued a permit Aug. 5 for Cameron Construction of Salt Like City to improve 39,968 square feet of space at a cost of almost $2.1 million for the outdoor specialty retailer to open its first store in Northeast Florida.

Sportsman’s Warehouse will occupy 13075 City Square Drive, No. 107, within a store next to Burlington.

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