REI Co-op to open new store in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania in fall 2021

New store will offer top-quality outdoor gear and expertise

Nov 23, 2020

SEATTLE – REI Co-op will open a new store in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania in fall 2021, bringing a wide assortment of quality gear and expertise for the region’s most popular outdoor activities. The new 22,400 square-foot store will be located at 6391 Carlisle Pike. REI Mechanicsburg will also offer a specialty bike, ski and snowboard shop for customers to tune or repair their equipment before heading outside. With more than 400,000 lifetime REI members in the state, REI Mechanicsburg will be the co-op's fifth location in the state.

“The Cumberland Valley is home to some of the best places for outdoor recreation in the state, making Mechanicsburg an exciting place to continue to connect our Pennsylvania members to their favorite activities,” said Brian Harrower, REI regional director for the Mid-Atlantic region. “In addition to offering the best gear, we also look forward to investing in the local trails, parks and places that make this region so special.”

In addition to offering quality gear and expertise, REI actively works with nonprofits across the country to steward and maintain local trails and public lands and connect people to the outdoors. REI has been part of the Pennsylvania community for nearly 30 years, and in 2019, REI invested over $100,000 in local outdoor nonprofits. This investment included funds for the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, Natural Lands Trust and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association. As REI gets closer to opening in Mechanicsburg, the co-op plans to invest further in the local outdoor community.

Join the REI team

Candidates interested in joining the REI team at any local store can apply online at REI.com/jobs. REI expects to hire more than 40 employees for the Mechanicsburg location. New employees will receive a wide variety of benefits, including generous product and service discounts, competitive pay and retirement contributions. REI employees also enjoy unique perks, like two paid “Co-op Way Days” that allow them to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity and an additional paid day off on Black Friday to #OptOutside with family and friends.

Store facts

  • Address: 6391 Carlisle Pike
  • Square footage: 22,400 square feet
  • Open date: Fall 2021
  • Special features: Bike shop, ski and snowboard shop
  • REI Co-op membership: Over 400,000 lifetime members in Pennsylvania
  • Other Pennsylvania stores: Conshohocken (opened 1991), Pittsburgh (opened 2005), Settlers Ridge (opened 2009), King of Prussia (opened 2016)
About the REI Co-op

REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 20 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 171 locations in 39 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI Outlet or the REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI’s active adventure travel company that runs more than 100 itineraries across the country. In many communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.