REI Co-op is opening its first location in Maine in the Greater Portland area in Fall 2021.
The approximately 24,400-square-foot store will be located at 90 Rock Row in Westbrook and will serve as a home base for the co-op’s 47,000-lifetime members in the state.
“A part of the New England community since we opened our first store in Massachusetts in 1987, we’re thrilled to expand our regional presence with our first store in Maine,” said Becky Smith, REI’s Northeast regional director. “We are especially excited to share a passion with the community for spending time outside year-round, from trekking through the snow to paddling along the coast.”
As a member-owned co-op, REI shares annual profits with its members and invests in their local communities. As part of the co-op’s philanthropic commitment, it actively works with nonprofits in the U.S. to steward and maintain local trails, parks and public lands. In 2021, it invested more than $150,000 in nonprofits in New England. As the retailer gets closer to the opening in Maine, it will invest $20,000 in the local community.
The store will offer customers bike, ski and snowboard shops, buy online/pick up in-store, curbside pickup, and virtual fitting. Existing New England stores in Boston, MA; Cranston, RI; Framingham, MA; Hingham, MA; Milford, CT; North Conway, NH; Norwalk, CT; Reading, MA; West Harford, CT; and Williston, VT.
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