Outdoor adventurers in Flagstaff, Ariz. and Columbus, Ohio will have new Recreation Equipment Inc. stores in their communities beginning Spring 2014.
The 23,550 square-foot Flagstaff store will be located at Aspen Place at the Sawmill at the corner of Lone Tree Road and Butler Avenue. Part of the latest phase of development at the shopping center, the store will be near downtown Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University. With a presence in Arizona for more than 25 years, REI also has stores in Tempe, Paradise Valley and Tucson that opened in 1986, 1996, and 2010 respectively.
The Columbus store will open in Easton Gateway at the corner of Stelzer Road and Morse Road. The newly constructed 23,400 square-foot location will also feature a wide assortment of gear and apparel to help outfit boating enthusiasts. The company opened its first Ohio store in Cincinnati last October.
The company will hire approximately 50 new employees for each new store. Candidates can apply online at http://www.rei.com/jobs in early 2014.