Recreatiom Equipment Inc. announced a location opening in the fall of 2014 at Papermill Plaz in Knoxville, Tenn. The 23,500 square-foot Knoxville store will be located at the northeast corner of Papermill Drive and Kingston Pike Road. REI Knoxville will house a bike shop to provide expert assembly and repair services, and a community space to host outdoor-related classes, presentations and events.
REI Knoxville is the co-op’s second location in Tennessee, joining a store in Brentwood. There are currently nearly 4,000 members in the Knoxville area. The retailer will hire approximately 50 new employees for the new store. Candidates can apply online beginning next summer at http://www.rei.com/jobs.