In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

REI Huntsville Set for Grand Opening Nov 15


Source: REI

Specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op is opening its second Alabama location at Midcity Huntsville Nov 15.

To celebrate the occasion, door prizes are scheduled all weekend long. And an afternoon social complete with free food and music gives everyone a chance to learn about the vendors and new products as well as meet fellow REI members.

Source: REI

REI is an organized consumer co-operative and specializes in sporting goods, camping gear, travel equipment and clothing. And if you’re completely new to the outdoors, REI also offers classes such as family camping basics and trail running to help set you on an adventurous path.

“Huntsville is a growing outdoor community with proximity to areas like Blevins Gap and Rainbow Mountain, the Tennessee River, and Guntersville Lake,” said Gail Kirkland, REI retail director for the Southeast district. “With more than 11,000 active REI members in the state of Alabama, we are excited to continue to grow in the South and invest in this community.”

REI also plans to invest in Alabama’s outdoor community and work with local nonprofits to maintain local trails and parks.

For more details and to learn how to become a lifetime member, visit them at their website and follow them on Facebook.

Regular Store Hours:

Monday – Saturday 10am – 9pm

Sunday 11am – 6pm

Schedule of Events for Grand Opening

Come Early for Free Door Prizes
Door prizes are handed out each day when the store opens. The first 250 people (age 18 and older) through the doors receive a limited-edition Nalgene water bottle with a $10, $50 or $100 REI promotional card inside. This is a single-use promotional card that expires 12/31/19. See terms and conditions

Brewery Partnership: We’re pleased to announce REI Co-op has partnered with Straight to Ale to create a limited-release brew: Mud Dog Dark Lager. Ten percent of this beer’s sales (up to $1,000) go to the nonprofit Land Trust of North Alabama, in support of local wildlife and wild places. To learn more about the nonprofit, click here.