Former 52,000 SF Gander Mountain Space Leased to America’s Thrift Stores in Opelika, AL

Harbert Retail brokers, Casey Howard and Charlie Norton, represented CW Capital, the Landlord of the former Gander Mountain in Opelika, Alabama, in a deal with America’s Thrift Stores for +/- 52,000 SF of space. Founded in 1984, America’s Thrift Stores is a for profit company that supports numerous children’s health and addiction recovery charities.

Located at 1640 Parker Way, Opelika, AL, America’s Thrift Stores’ new location will be positioned near Tiger Town, the largest retail center in the Auburn-Opelika area.

Howard and Norton also represented CW Capital in a deal with Crunch Fitness in 2018, where the fitness company leased a +/- 42,000 SF former Gander Mountain in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on McFarland Blvd.

Howard stated, “While the retail world has certainly been challenging throughout the Covid pandemic, our team continues to work hard executing strong leasing strategies for our clients to find the right tenants and deal terms that bring long term value to our clients and help them hit their financial goals.….and this deal is no different. Our CRE world may be evolving on almost a daily basis through the pandemic, but our team hasn’t slowed down in the slightest…there are still a lot of deals going on in our markets. ” Norton went on to say, “From day one our goal with our client was to identify solid, single tenant users for both Tuscaloosa and Opelika. We have now successfully reached this goal with our client and excited to see America’s Thrift Stores’ open their doors.”