During the next two years, REI will open a new store in Fort Worth, Texas, in the spring of 2016 and relocate REI Rockville in the spring of 2017, says the co-op. Both locations will feature top outdoor brands along with a bike shop and expert advice from in-store guides and expanded classes and programs through REI Outdoor School.
The trailside, riverfront location of the new Fort Worth store will serve more than 3,000 active REI members in the area. The 24,500 square foot store will be located at Waterside, a development committed to community and sustainability with several outdoor activity areas, including a trailhead with a bicycle repair and air station, chilled filtered water for re-fillable bottles, an internal trail system, paddling activities and an urban garden.With nearby stores at Southlake, Plano and Dallas, which was recently relocated to the Northwest Highway just east of US 75, the more than 80,000 active members in the region will have four co-op locations to visit.
REI Rockville will relocate to a larger store at Pike & Rose to expand its offerings to more than 52,000 active members in the region. The two-story, 36,000 square foot store will be located less than one mile from the current location and will be situated at a major intersection with nearby access to the White Flint Metro station.
There are currently more than 215,000 co-op members in the greater Washington, D.C. area who visit stores at Tysons, College Park and Bailey’s Crossroads, in addition to the current Rockville location. A fifth store will open in the region in the fall of 2016 with the new flagship location at the historic Uline building in Washington, D.C.
Candidates interested in joining the REI team at any local store can apply online at REI.com.