REI Co-op Set To Open First Nebraska Store on September 23

REI Co-op is proud to announce that its first Nebraska location is set to open through a new Gretna store on September 23.

The outdoor retailer invites local members and the community to join a three-day celebration scheduled for September 23-25 at REI Gretna’s address, located at 21201 Nebraska Crossing Drive, just off I-80, Exit 432.

Josh O’Connell, REI store manager, said REI aspires to be at the center of people’s active lifestyles.

“Our team of 57 associates have a passion for the outdoors, and we are ready to be a resource to the community,” he said.

The 22,000 square-foot store features a wide assortment of top-quality outdoor gear and apparel for camping, cycling, running, fitness, hiking, snow sports, climbing, and more.

A specialty bike shop is staffed with certified mechanics to tune or repair equipment.

Doors open at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 11 a.m. on Sunday during the celebration. Giveaways will be available each day while supplies last.

An outdoor social is scheduled every afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. with music, nonprofits and outdoor brands, including Altra, Black Diamond, Brooks Running, Cascade Designs, Darn Tough, ENO, Gregory Mtn Products, Küat, Mountain Hardwear, Nikwax, Oboz Footwear, Osprey, Sea to Summit and Smartwool.

REI is the country’s largest consumer co-op, with 21.5 million lifetime members.

Anyone is welcome to shop at REI and tap into the company’s resources in support of their active lifestyle, but members enjoy a range of benefits.

Member perks include free shipping; a used gear trade-in program in exchange for REI gift cards; free bike flat tire repair and discounts on shop services, special pricing on REI experiences (classes, day trips, and multiday adventure travel); a share of the co-op’s annual profits based on qualifying purchases; early access to gear and apparel; and more.

For just $30, you can join REI and receive these rewards as well as a lifetime of benefits. Join the Co-op today.

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Leonard Pineda

Leonard loves traveling and experiencing new places and people. He enjoys going on walks and communing with nature. Leonard is also passionate about education and what it can do to conserve the environment.

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