Minneapolis — The Opus Group announced plans to build three 52,000-sq.-ft. retail buildings for St. Paul, Minnesota-based Gander Mountain. The new retail stores will be located in Augusta, Georgia; Newnan, Georgia and Algonquin, Illinois.
Opus has previously completed four retail buildings for Gander Mountain in Alabama and Georgia.
The new retail facilities will help Gander Mountain achieve its vision for a smaller, more open concept retail space. An open floor plan organized in a circular path will allow customers to conveniently move throughout the mercantile floor and help to accommodate large outdoor recreation goods and equipment.
“Passion for the outdoors is what matters most to us, and our continued partnership with Opus is helping us offer the best outdoor and recreation retail experience to Gander Mountain customers,” said Eric Jacobsen, Gander Mountain’s executive VP and director of real estate.
Opus Design Build, L.L.C. is the general contractor and CMA is providing architecture services. Construction on the new buildings will progress through the summer with completion slated for fall 2014.
Beyond these three projects, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. is also performing tenant improvements on a 96,275-sq.-ft. space at an existing Gander Mountain store in Forest Lake, Minnesota. These renovations are scheduled for completion fall 2014.