Seattle — Outdoor retailer REI plans to open a store in San Antonio, Texas, in fall 2012 and its first Florida location in Jacksonville in spring 2013.
Seattle — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, is introducing its outdoor expertise to two new communities by opening a store in San Antonio, Texas, in fall 2012 and its first Florida location in Jacksonville in spring 2013.
The San Antonio location will occupy 27,500 square-feet at Huebner Oaks and the nearly 23,400-square-feet store in Jacksonville will be located at The Markets at Town Center.
“Texas and Florida offer an abundance of ways to enjoy the outdoors, and REI is eager to bring our quality products, helpful advice and hands-on classes to our current members and aspiring adventurers,” says Rachel Ligtenberg, REI’s regional vice president, East Region.
The company currently operates 122 retail stores in 29 states with two online stores: rei.com and REI-OUTLET.com. The new store in San Antonio joins seven other REI stores in Texas, the first of which opened in Austin in 1989 and was later relocated in 1995. Other locations opening this fall include Cincinnati; Woodbridge, Va.; and Medford, Ore. A new store in Indianapolis will open on March 16.