Karl’s Fishing & Outdoors, owned by Chicago-based Catch Co., has opened its first brick-and-mortar store, in Fort Worth, Texas. The 2500-square-foot interactive store features fishing and outdoor products and will offer fishing lessons and meetups for the local community, reports SGB Media.
“When we started Catch Co. 10 years ago, our goal was to help people discover quality products that would help them get outside and enjoy nature,” said Ross Gordon, founder and CEO, Catch Co., Karl’s Fishing & Tackle’s parent company. “Opening our first Karl’s Fishing & Outdoors store takes our mission to the next level by creating a shared space for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to connect, learn about new products and ultimately embrace their passion for the outdoors.”
The store’s featured brands include Mystery Tackle Box, The Googan Squad, BioSpawn, 10,000 Fish, HUK, Shimano, Daiwa, and Lew’s.
The company plans to roll out stores in other locations throughout the U.S., with its second location set to open later this year at Mall of America in Minneapolis.