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REI Plans to Open 10 Stores This Year Plus Two More in 2025

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REI Co-op will open 10 stores this year and already has plans in the works for two more stores to open in 2025 — in Durango, Colo. in the spring and St. George, Utah in the fall.

The store locations and timetables for the 2024 openings are:

  • Spring: Beavercreek, Ohio and Beaverton, Ore.;
  • Summer: Glendale, Ariz.; Ithaca, N.Y. and Rancho Mirage, Calif.;
  • Fall: Albany, N.Y. and Tulsa, Okla.

REI will announce details on the three additional stores slated to open this year as contracts are finalized.

“Each of these communities has an abundance of easily accessible natural places to play in addition to proximity to iconic national parks where REI currently guides active adventures,” said Mary-Farrel Tarbox, VP of Stores at REI in a statement. “We look forward to serving as a welcoming resource to everyone through our staff’s expertise and broad product assortment. As we do in every community where we have a presence, we will also establish nonprofit partnerships to support their efforts to get more people outside.”

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The retailer expects to hire approximately 50 employees for each location; job information is available here.

In line with its commitment to sustainability, three of the planned stores are in existing formerly occupied retail locations: at Arrowhead Promenade in Glendale, The River in Rancho Mirage and St. George Place in St. George. In June 2023, REI also announced it would open a store dedicated to resale in Clackamas, Ore. in Q3 2023.

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