We are excited to open our newest REI location in Orland Park, Illinois on August 27th. If you're in the area, we hope you will join us in our Grand Opening Celebration!
Once the store is open, we'd love for you to share your enthusiasm with this community by posting a photo from the Grand Opening (or your first visit!) and telling us what it means to you to have an REI in your community.
Want some ideas for what to share with us? Here are some thought starters:
We look forward to seeing your photos and thoughts below!
How on earth did I miss this? I’ll definitely be there!!
How are new locations decided? There's a concentration around the Chicago area now and I'm curious to see if there are any plans for downstate- which would be GREAT for renting to explore ex. Shawnee.
Hi @cml - Thanks for bringing this question to the community!
As a co-op that serves our members, our new store locations are often picked based on where our members are located.
Thanks for sharing the suggestion of a store downstate with rental options closer to Shawnee. We have taken note of it. That is definitely a neat area to roam around!