New REI outdoor store coming to Long Island
REI Co-op will be opening a new store in Huntington Station next summer.
The 21,100-square-foot store in the Huntington Shopping Center at 350 Walt Whitman Road will be REI’s second Long Island location. The chain has had a store in Carle Place for 11 years.
REI offers a wide assortment of apparel, gear and expertise for camping, cycling, running, fitness, hiking, paddling, climbing, snowsports and more. The new store will also have a full-service bike shop staffed by certified mechanics and a ski and snowboard shop with professional tuning, waxing and repairs.
“We’ve long been interested in better serving the Long Island outdoor community and in complement to our existing tri-state stores,” Sean Sampson, REI regional director, said in a company statement. “As we do in every community where the co-op has a presence, our local team will seek partnerships with nonprofits to support their efforts in protecting natural places and welcoming more people outside.”
REI is a co-op whose members are entitled to a range of benefits, including a used gear trade-in program; discounts on shop services and experiences; a share of the co-op’s annual profits based on qualifying purchases; and more.
REI partners with nonprofits across the nation to steward and maintain local trails and public lands to connect more people to the outdoors. Last year, the co-op invested $7.1 million in more than 450 nonprofits across the country.
Over the last five years, the co-op has invested more than $745,000 in New York-based land agencies and nonprofit partners, including Catskill Center, Natural Areas Conservancy, Prospect Park Alliance, The Brown Bike Girl, and Transportation Alternatives.