A popular sportsmen’s store has eyed Mt. Juliet and has submitted a proposal to Mt. Juliet planning officials.
Mt. Juliet City Manager Kenneth Martin confirmed Gander Mountain retail company has begun preliminary steps to open a store in Mt. Juliet.
Gander Mountain, which is larger than locally known Bass Pro Shop, is a retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine and other outdoor recreation products and services. There are currently 119 Gander Mountain stores in 23 states, according to their website.
There are Gander Mountain stores in Jackson, Tenn. and Knoxville, Tenn. and one in Kentucky.
“They have a letter of intent on the property and have submitted to the planning commission, “ said Martin. “It is the early stages and still many more stages to go before coming to fruition.”