This spring REI will open a new store in Dillon, Colo., located 65 miles west of Denver and within 25 miles of six large ski areas. The 25,000 square foot store will be located at the intersection of US Highway 6 and Dillon Dam Road.
REI Dillon will be the co-op’s ninth store in Colorado, with nearby locations in Denver (67 miles away) and Lakewood (68 miles away). The store’s ski and snowboard shop will offer maintenance and repairs.
“Summit County is a special area in that outdoor recreation really fuels the local economy, so we’re looking forward to continuing to partner with local nonprofits and our outdoor peers to get more people outside,” said Julie Lochner, REI retail director for the Mountain district.
In related news, REI’s newest distribution center, located in Goodyear, Ariz., has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, the highest level in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) green building rating system, making it the first distribution center in the U.S. to achieve both LEED Platinum certification and Net Zero Energy. The facility is the first distribution center to earn Platinum certification in 2016 and, at 400,000 square feet, is the second largest Platinum-certified distribution or warehouse facility in the U.S.
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