REI Co-op opened its new Mount Pleasant store on Friday, February 17. Located in Indigo Square at 1720 Shoremeade Road, the store measures 21,500 square foot.
To celebrate the grand opening, REI invested $10,000 each in Charleston Waterkeeper and Coastal Expeditions Foundation.
“We’ve had many highlights opening the store, including meeting residents who share our excitement to be part of the community and connecting with nonprofits doing incredible work to protect natural spaces and help others achieve an active lifestyle,” said Lori Bump, REI store manager. “Our team recently partnered with Palmetto Conservation Foundation at the Swamp Fox Passage on the Palmetto Trail to build bog bridges and to perform trail maintenance.”
REI said there are more than 30,000 members in the Mount Pleasant/Charleston region DMA and more than 181,000 members across South Carolina. The closest stores to the new location are Columbia, South Carolina (119 miles away); Pineville, North Carolina (204 miles away); and Greenville, South Carolina (207 miles away).
REI has 179 locations in 42 states and the District of Columbia.