itemprop

Six Gander Mountain stores in Minnesota are now expected to close and six to stay open, according to a list released Friday by the new owner of the firearms and sporting goods chain.

All 160 stores in the chain, which was based in St. Paul, are now running liquidation sales as Camping World Holdings and its chairman, celebrity businessman Marcus Lemonis, negotiate with landlords of the various properties.

The firm’s latest update of stores that will stay open had 57 in total, including the six in Minnesota and eight in Wisconsin.

The Minnesota locations that on the open list are in Baxter, Bemidji, Duluth, Forest Lake, Lakeville and Woodbury. The Woodbury unit will leave its current store and move to a new site across the street, the company said.

Gander Mountain stores in Blaine, Eden Prairie, Mankato, Rochester, Rogers and St. Cloud are now expected to close.

Camping World acquired assets of Gander Mountain and a related boating business, Overton’s, in a bankruptcy auction in May. Originally, Lemonis said he hoped to keep 70 or more locations open.