Seattle-based REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) plans to open a new store in Overland Park, Kan. The location marks the first in the state.
The 23,500 square-foot store will sell gear and apparel for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling and travel, as well as house a bike shop with repair services and a seasonal gear rental department.
"REI Overland Park will bring our wide range of gear and apparel to customers who have previously purchased products online or by traveling long distances to other REI locations," says Michelle Yancy, REI retail director for the Midwest district.
REI operates 123 retail stores in 30 states. New stores will open in San Antonio, Texas; Cincinnati; Woodbridge, Va.; and Medford, Ore. this fall.