REI Co-op to Enter Kentucky Market With 31,000 SF Store in Louisville

by John Nelson

LOUISVILLE, KY. — Seattle-based specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open its first store in Kentucky this fall in Louisville. The new 31,100-square-foot store will be located at Paddock Shops, a 353,665-square-foot open-air shopping center owned by CBRE Investment Management and Fairbourne Properties.

Situated in the city’s northeast corridor just off I-265 and I-71, the store will offer a wide assortment of outdoor gear and apparel and feature a full-service bike shop, buy online-pickup in store (BOPIS) options and curbside pickup service. The closest REI stores are in Cincinnati (95 miles away, opened 2012); Castleton, Ind. (130 miles away, opened 2012); Beavercreek, Ohio (150 miles away, opened 2024); Brentwood, Tenn. (196 miles, opened 1999); and Knoxville, Tenn. (243 miles away, opened 2014).

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