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Gander Mountain stores in Madison area to close in August — apparently temporarily

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Gander Mountain in Baraboo
The Gander Mountain location in Baraboo, shown here, is anticipated to be one of the eight locations in Wisconsin to remain open after the business was sold and is being reorganized.

The Madison-area Gander Mountain and eight other stores in Wisconsin will shutter at the end of August, though it appears most of them will reopen in the bankrupt outdoor goods and firearm retailer’s new incarnation.

The stores in DeForest, Baraboo and seven other Wisconsin locations will close on Aug. 30, according to a layoff notice sent to the state Department of Workforce Development last week and released Monday.

Camping World Holdings — which purchased Gander Mountain’s assets for a reported $390 million during a bankruptcy auction in May — said in a statement last week that 57 locations throughout…