CNBC Star Pledges to Rescue 70 Gander Mountain Stores

Just when it looked like sporting goods chain Gander Mountain would be closing all of its remaining stores, along comes a CNBC star as the chain’s new owner saying he will keep at least 70 of the chain’s 126 stores open. Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s The Profit, bought Gander Mountain assets in bankruptcy court and has been reassuring employees and customers on his Twitter account that he plans to stand by his pledge to keep many of the hunting and fishing chain’s stores open.