Gander Mountain is gone. Bass pro Shops never arrived. But perhaps Camping World is in Palm Beach County’s retail future.
The Palm Beach Post reported Camping World paid $8.25 million for the long-empty Home Depot Expo Center property in Boynton Beach, Fla., according to a deed. The 87,792-square-foot space was built in 1998, according to property records.
The space once was home to a Home Depot Expo Design Center, but Home Depot pulled the plug on that concept in 2009. The building has been mostly empty since.
Camping World and a group of liquidators last year bought Gander Mountain out of bankruptcy. The Lincolnshire, Ill.-based retailer had hoped to sell recreational vehicles from the former Gander Mountain store in Palm Beach Gardens, but officials nixed that plan.
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