REI To Open Flagship In Washington, D.C.

REI Uline Arena Rendering

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), will open its fifth flagship store in the NoMa neighborhood occupying the first floor of the Uline Arena in Washington D.C. in 2016. The REI flagship will serve the fast growing outdoor community in the region, including more than 281,000 REI members who live in and around Washington, D.C. already.

The new flagship will be more than 51,000 sq. ft. and offer the top and emerging brands for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, snow sports and travel. Bike, ski, and snowboard shops will provide expert assembly and repairs, while a rental department will serve those who need equipment for a weekend adventure or who wish to try before they buy.