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Entries filed under 'New York City'

    Step into the REI SoHo Store through 2 Videos

    fileGiveaways and excited employees greeted nearly 500 customers who had anxiously been waiting in line for the doors of the REI SoHo store to open last Friday. For those of you anxiously waiting to visit the store from afar, the 2 videos below transport you directly to REI's first store in New York City, located in the historic Puck Building. The first video captures the excitement of our grand opening activities and the second showcases the unique and historical elements of this new store. Check ...

    Posted by Bethany H on December 12, 2011 3:17 PM & Tagged New York City, Puck Building and REI SoHo | permalink | Comments

    REI Comes to SoHo: A Video Preview of the Puck Building

    fileWhat's going on inside the Puck Building in New York City? Last week, we shared a video of REI SoHo employees volunteering in each of the five boroughs. This week, we deliver a sneak peek inside the historic Puck Building, home to REI's soon-to-be-open SoHo store, our first in New York City. Our employees and construction partners are focused on carefully restoring and refurbishing many elements of this beautiful location. Unique features include flywheels from steam engines that originally ...

    Posted by Bethany H on November 14, 2011 1:27 PM & Tagged New York City, Puck Building and REI SoHo | permalink | Comments

    Keeping the Outdoors Clean: An REI Store Manager's Lifelong Passion

    fileWhy do some of us feel compelled to protect the outdoors? Les Hatton, store manager of REI SoHo that will open in the historic Puck Building in New York City this November, shares his story of volunteering with the Central Park Conservancy and his first memories of stewardship:   Keeping open spaces clean has always been a personal mission, if not an obsession, for me. I have my dad to thank for that. I was reminded of this when I recently headed to beautiful Central Park to help in the "Pitch ...

    Posted by Bethany H on August 17, 2011 4:25 PM & Tagged Central Park, Central Park Conservancy, New York City, SoHo, rei, stewardship and volunteer | permalink | Comments

    Are You Riding Your Bike This Winter? Our Guy in Minneapolis Is

    Ride your bike in winter? This winter? Dedicated cyclist Jim Barbeau of REI Bloomington, Minn., is still pedaling day after day despite the tough winter that has hit much of the United States. How tough? A Dec. 11-12 Midwest snowstorm dumped as many as 2 feet of snow in parts of Minnesota. And, the New York Times reports that the winter of 2011-11 already ranks No. 1 all-time in snow accumulation through January in Central Park. The Weather Channel reports that among the 10 heaviest ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on January 31, 2011 1:28 PM & Tagged Cycling, Jim Barbeau, Minneapolis, New York City, REI Bloomington, winter biking and winter cycling | permalink | Comments

    REI Comes to the Big Apple Next Fall

    We’re excited to announce that we’ll be opening our first store in New York City in the SoHo district next year. Scheduled to open in fall 2011, the new store will be located in the historic Puck Building at the corner of East Houston and Lafayette, providing us the opportunity to showcase our products in a unique setting familiar to many longtime New Yorkers.  The store will serve customers on three floors, including bike services on two levels—a quick-repair concierge and a full-service bike ...

    Posted by Bethany H on September 20, 2010 6:02 PM & Tagged Manhattan, New York City, rei and store opening | permalink | Comments

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