Mountainside Outdoor Supply Center

Mountainside Outdoor Supply Center – Local Business Celebrates 20 Years

Posted by  //  July 17, 2016  //  Local Business

mountainsideoutdoor.com
(607) 749-5714
5972 US Rt 11
Homer, NY 13077

On Aug. 20-21  Mountainside Outdoor Supply Center, at 5972 Us Route 11, in Homer, NY will celebrate 20 years of service to the Central New York community, with free food,  raffles, auctions, games, music, door prizes, seminars  and blowout specials on select merchandise throughout the store.  The festivities will be going on from 9am to 6pm both days.

There will be free ammunition reloading seminars both days for those who want to learn how to get started and purchase AR10 rifles in this rapidly growing field:  Saturday the 20th will be reloading for rifle and pistol ammunition, and Sunday the 21st will be reloading  for shotguns.  Seminars will begin at 11AM.

There will also be a  motorcycle ride on Saturday to benefit the USO of Fort Drum, organized by the Arachno Squad riding club of Cortland, NY, starting at 10AM.  Cost is $10.

On Sunday the 21st there will a cruise-In  from 11AM to 2PM, with prizes for the peoples choice in several categories.  All classics /hot rods /trucks welcomed.    Entry fee is $10.  All proceeds to benefit the CNY food bank.

A representative from Lapierre Maple Equipment will also be on site doing demonstrations to help those interested in starting or expanding a maple sugaring operation.  This is sure to be a fun time for the whole family.

Your can visit their web site, www.mountainsideoutdoor.com , or their Facebook page, Mountainside Outdoor Supply Center, or call 607-749-5714, for more details.

Mountainside Outdoor Supply Center opened their doors in 1996 under the name of Dave’s Archery and Sports Center.  Since then, the business has undergone many changes and expansions.  As they have grown, they have added many product lines and services, in addition to the original archery sales and service.  Hunting calls and scents were added in the early years,  as well as deer processing services, and the addition of trapping supplies came shortly after that.     In 1998 they expanded into firearms sales and service, and continued to add more product lines, including maple sugaring supplies, along with maple syrup and other maple products produced on the property by their sister company Sugar Ridge Farms .

As the company grew and evolved, the original name no longer fit, so in 2012 it was decided that a new name was needed, and  Mountainside Outdoor Supply Center became the new title for the business.

Firearms sales were very limited by the amount of space available for display of merchandise, and the gunsmithing  work was beginning to take over the space that was originally designed as an archery workshop.   So, in 2013, some major changes began to take place.   The taxidermy showroom was completely renovated and expanded and became what is now the gun and ammo showroom, as well as the new gunsmithing workshop.  That renovation opened up additional space in the orignal retail area to allow for the expansion into survival gear.

Shortly after that phase was completed, another area  underwent renovation to allow for the expansion of the maple sugaring supplies and gun safes. This year the renovation and expansion has continued with a new area recently opened to allow for a major expansion into ammunition reloading supplies and Under Armor’s outdoor gear line.

From the beginning, they have been  locally owned and operated by the Metzger family.  Elizabeth, along with her children, have invested much time and effort to grow the business over the years.  Now, with the growth and expansion in recent  years, Jamie Alexander, a longtime friend, avid outdoorsman, and certified gunsmith,  has joined them as a partner in the business.  Together, they look forward to serving the community for many years to come.

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