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REI announces three new locations for 2012

Published December 15, 2011

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—REI on Thursday announced plans to open new stores in Ohio and Oregon next year, and relocate a store in North Carolina.

The three new locations are in addition to three previously announced openings planned for next year, in Indiana, California and Virginia. The openings will bring the cooperative's retail locations to about 130 in 29 states.

The new locations:

  • Cincinnati, Ohio: REI’s first location in Ohio will be nearly 22,000 square feet and open next fall.
  • Medford, Oregon: The Medford store will be about 23,500 square feet and open next fall in Alba Village.
  • Cary, North Carolina: REI will move its Cary store from its current 21,000-square-foot location in Crossroads Plaza to a 27,200-square-foot store in Devonshire Place. “The larger footprint will allow the retailer to increase its product offerings in cycling, footwear and paddling,” REI said in a press release. The new store will open in the spring.

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