REI to open store in Rookwood Commons in October - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

REI grand opening is this weekend


REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a national retailer providing outdoor gear and clothing, is opening a new store in Rookwood Commons this weekend.

The nearly 22,000-square-foot, one-story location will serve outdoor enthusiasts in the area, including more than 5,000 active REI members. REI offers the top brands of outdoor gear and apparel for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, snow sports and travel, including the award-winning REI brand and Novara bike products.

A number of events are scheduled Oct. 5 - 7 to celebrate the grand opening. Doors open at 10 a.m. each day.

Early birds can enjoy a free continental breakfast beginning at 9 a.m., served one hour before the store opens. The first 200 people age 12 and older who visit the store each day throughout the weekend will receive a limited-edition CamelBak water bottle with an REI gift card inside ranging from $10 to $100.

Cyclists who ride their bike to the grand opening activities between 9 a.m. and noon can take advantage of valet parking services by Queen City Bike. Members and customers can also enter to win sweepstakes packages and travel products.

REI partners with nonprofit organizations that work to restore and maintain local trails, parks and waterways through active volunteer programs across the country. Earlier this year, REI granted more than $4.2 million to nonprofits through its locally driven grants program.


While anyone may shop at REI, members pay a one-time $20 fee and receive a share in the company's profits through an annual member refund based on their purchases from the previous year.

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