REI Co-op to open store in Glenwood Springs, CO in summer 2022
New store will be ninth location in the state to serve REI members and outdoor enthusiasts
Dec 16, 2021
Specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open a new store in Glenwood Springs, Colorado in summer 2022.The location will offer a wide assortment of apparel, gear and expertise for camping, cycling, running, fitness, hiking, snow sports, climbing and more. For those who adventure on two wheels, a full-service bike shop will be staffed by certified mechanics. The store will also have ski & snowboard shop offering professional tuning, waxing and repairs.
"REI's presence in Colorado began in 1983 with our first store in Denver. Glenwood Springs will be our ninth location in the state," said Janet Hopkins, REI regional director for the mountain district. "We look forward to serving the community and visitors who come to enjoy the hot springs, trails, waterways and endless outdoor opportunities. REI will also seek partnerships with local outdoor nonprofits to support their efforts in protecting natural places and welcoming more people outside."
- Address: Roaring Fork Marketplace; 3216 South Glen Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. The location is a former office supply retailer
- Store Size: 20,030 square feet
- Special Features: Full-service bike and ski shop, gear rentals, buy online - pick up in store and curbside pickup, virtual outfitting
- REI Co-op Membership: 1.1 million members in Colorado, more than 3,000 members in Glenwood Springs
- Closest REI Stores: Grand Junction, 91 miles away; Dillon, 93 miles away
- REI Stores in Colorado: Boulder (opened 1989), Colorado Springs (opened 1999), Denver (opened 1983, relocated to flagship location in 2000), Dillon (opened 2017), Fort Collins (opened 1994), Grand Junction (opened 2000), Greenwood Village (opened 1998), Lakewood (opened 1994)
"REI Co-op is an ideal addition to the Roaring Fork Marketplace Shopping Center and the community in general," stated Matthew Sanger with Pegasus Realty Corporation, an affiliate and representative for the property owner. "REI's presence shows the attractiveness of the Glenwood Springs retail market."
REI actively partners with nonprofits across the nation to steward and maintain local trails and public lands to connect more people to the outdoors. Over the last five years, the co-op has invested $4.9 million in Colorado-based land agencies and nonprofit partners. This year, more than $600,000 was invested in 21 organizations including Boulder Climbing Community, Colorado West Land Trust, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Wildland Restorations Volunteers and a number of national nonprofits that are based in the state.
The co-op launched the Cooperative Action Fund earlier this year, a community-supported public charity designed to harness the collective power of the co-op's 20 million members and 15,000 employees to build a more just, equitable and inclusive outdoor culture. To learn about the Colorado recipients since the Fund's inception, visit here.
As the country's largest consumer co-op, anyone is welcome to shop and tap into the company's resources in support of an active lifestyle. Members who join the co-op enjoy a range of benefits, including a used gear trade-in program; discounts on experiences, rentals and shop services; a share of the co-op's annual profits based on qualifying purchases; and more.
Beyond its retail presence, REI helps residents and visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado through classes, guided day and multi-day tours, and events. The experiences leader offers year-round fully guided classes and day tours for climbing, cycling, hiking and backpacking, and more. Its adventure travel company has four guided multi-day hiking and cycling trips in Colorado that explore national parks and beyond.
Join the REI team
REI expects to hire approximately 50 employees for REI Glenwood Springs. Candidates interested in joining the REI team can apply online at REI.com/jobs and a timeline for hiring is here. Candidates can set up a job alert on the co-op's career site to be notified when positions are posted. 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, such as two paid "Co-op Way Days" each year that allow them to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity and an additional paid day off on Black Friday to encourage all employees to #OptOutside.
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 23 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 188 locations in 42 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.