Gander Mountain was there - and then it was gone. Sad news for a lot of us who spend time outdoors. But, here's some good news - we're getting another hunting and fishing and outdoor store in it's place, this summer.

According to the Lansing State Journal - scheduled to open this year, in the old Gander Mountain location in Delta Township, is Sportsman's Warehouse. The chain has 93 stores, but most are located in the western states. This will be the first Sportsman's Warehouse in Michigan. This is the first I've heard of it. The story came out while my wife and I were in California at Thanksgiving, visiting our daughter and new grandson.

I did not see a Sportsman's Warehouse in Hollywood.

I think it just makes sense to have a big, outdoor store in Lansing, again. We certainly have enough people living around here who are into fishing and hunting and camping. Plus, I don't know what the actual stats are, but we have to get a TON of people through here on their way up north or on their way to Lake Michigan.

Looking forward to checking it out.

Here's the story.