GADSDEN, Alabama --Outdoor retailer Gander Mountain was recently purchased by Camping World (William Thornton / wthornton@al.com)
GADSDEN, Alabama –Outdoor retailer Gander Mountain was recently purchased by Camping World (William Thornton / wthornton@al.com)

Reports surfaced yesterday that outdoor retailer Gander Mountain was closing all 126 of its locations.

The stories – at least for now – are inaccurate, according to Marcus Lemonis, the CBNC host and owner of Camping World, which purchased Gander Mountain last week.

Camping World purchased the outdoor retailer following its bankruptcy in March. At the time, Lemonis said his company would assume a minimum of 17 store leases with the option to keep others open based on profitability. Lemonis said it was likely that about half of Gander Mountain’s existing stores wouldn’t survive.

On Friday, Gander Mountain’s website posted it was hosting liquidation sales with a big banner proclaiming “All 126 locations nationwide going out of business” with information on ongoing liquidation sales. All firearms, ammunition, shooting, hunting, archery, apparel, footwear, camping, fishing and boating items are included in…