Gander Outdoors in Paducah unexpectedly closes Sunday

PADUCAH, KY — After less than a year of being open, Gander Outdoors in Paducah has suddenly closed.

A notice was posted on the store’s front door Sunday night announcing the closure.

One employee tells Local 6 that employees did not find out about the closure until the day before.

Some employees are stressing about bills with the upcoming holiday season.

Employees are still technically employed until the end of the year.

The store closed back in May 2017 after filing for bankruptcy and re-opened February 2018 after a new company took over, changing the name.


The notice states:

It is with great regret that we announce the closing of Gander Outdoors of Paducah, KY. We have enjoyed serving our customers in the community and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the store. 

For Gift Card redemption, please visit or any Gander Outdoors, Camping World or Overton’s retail location.

Merchandise returns or Product Protection claims can be handled by contacting our customer center at 1-888-5-GANDER.

For RV accessories, please visit us at one of our other retail locations or at

Contact us at or 1-888-5GANDER with any questions or needs.”


Local 6 was unable to reach anybody at Gander Outdoors for a comment.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.