REI Opens Outpost Blocks from the U.S. Capitol

Store features a community space, café and fitness classes
Posted January 10, 2017

This past October, outdoor retailer REI (Kent, Wash.) opened its fifth flagship store in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The 51,000-square-foot store is just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and includes a 1052-square-foot café, an outdoor courtyard and a community space for in-store cycling, paddling, hiking and fitness classes, among many other experiential features.

This store opening originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of VMSD in the "On Our Radar" section.