REI to Open in Puck Building Next Fall

Posted on: September 17th, 2010 at 6:18 am by

Yesterday morning, The Real Deal brought blockbuster news that REI will be opening a tremendous outpost in the landmarked Puck Building at the southeast corner of East Houston and Lafayette.  The sporting goods store recently inked the deal with Kushner Companies, which owns the property, and plans to open in fall 2011.

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This 39,000 square-foot REI at 295 Lafayette is the first New York City location for the company.  It will occupy three floors and have a bike shop and “Outdoor School” courses in addition to the general inventory of camping gear and apparel.

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According to The Real Deal, REI has 112 retail stores nationwide and is trying to expand its presence in the Tri-State area. Meanwhile, the EMS store on Broadway just around the corner is probably pissed.

Official press release is here.

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