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REI makes Indiana debut


SEATTLE — Recreational Equipment Inc. announced that it will open its first Indiana store in Indianapolis next spring.

According to the company, the one-story, approximately 23,800 sq.-ft. store will offer products from the top brands of outdoor gear and apparel for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, snow sports and travel. The Indianapolis store will also house a bike shop for quick assemblies and repairs, and a seasonal gear rental department for customers looking to test new activities, REI reported.

“We look forward to inspiring, educating and outfitting Indianapolis outdoor enthusiasts for their adventures beginning next spring,” said Michelle Yancy, REI retail director for the Midwest district. “By partnering with the local community, the new store will help advance REI’s commitment to increase participation in outdoor activities and volunteerism in maintaining natural spaces.”

REI currently operates 117 retail stores in 28 states.

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