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A national sporting goods chain is reopening in Broome County after its large store on Harry L. Drive in Johnson City was destroyed in the 2011 flood.

Gander Mountain Chairman and CEO, David Pratt says the company is thrilled to be returning to the Greater Binghamton Area to serve customers in Broome County and surrounding communities.

Gander Mountain's opening in Johnson City coincides with an on-going expansion of the chain, which includes the addition of close to a dozen new stores.. 

The Johnson City Store measures 48-thousand square feet and is expected to hire up to 70 employees when it reopens.