After COVID-related delays, we are thrilled to finally open in Gainesville on Friday, July 24, 2020! As we open our doors for the first time in this new location, we will be offering limited in-store shopping, with a focus on health & safety standards; for those who prefer to shop online, REI Gainesville will also offer the option to Buy Online, Pickup In Store starting July 29.

If you know REI, you know we usually celebrate our new stores with festive grand opening celebrations. For everyone’s safety, we will not be holding a grand opening event in Gainesville, however we invite you to celebrate with us in other ways: 

  • Join our Facebook event page for updates about REI Gainesville, including a virtual store tour. 
  • Try out a virtual class. 
  • If you shop in-store, you can round your total order up to the nearest dollar, and we'll donate that amount to a select, local nonprofit. 

Finally, you can read more in our Gainesville opening press release, including this note from @REI-WendyG“We are thrilled to finally open our store in Gainesville and share our love for the outdoors with this incredible community. Whether paddling, cycling or camping, we aspire to be at the center of people’s lives outdoors.”  

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.