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01 July 2014

REI Opening 24,000 Square Foot Alpharetta Superstore in 2015

(REI announced today they will opening a 24,000 square foot store in Alpharetta next year. Image courtesy REI)
REI, the national outdoor sporting goods chain with 135 stores in 33 states, is opening another outlet in Georgia next year.

Positioned at Mansell Crossing at the northwest corner of North Point Parkway and Mansell Road, the REI store in Alpharetta will be more than 24,000 square feet. The top brands of outdoor gear and apparel for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling and travel will all be offered at this new location.

"Through our wide range of quality products, knowledgeable employees and motivating outdoor programs, we take great pride in partnering with outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities and interests to help them play in nature," said Greg Medlyn, REI's divisional vice president of Retail. "This new location give us the unique opportunity to connect our offerings to more customers and members in the greater Atlanta area."

With 5.1 million active members, REI is the nation's largest consumer cooperative.

Anyone may shop with REI, but members pay a one-time $20 fee to receive a share in the company's profits through an annual member refund. REI membership also includes special promotions, and discounts on REI Adventures trips and REI Outdoor School classes.

The Alpharetta store joins four Atlanta-area REI locations in outfitting 139,000 members for their outdoor adventures. The retailer opened its original Atlanta store on Northeast Expressway in 1990.