REI- BURBANK, California

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Thousands of people flocked to the Empire Center in Burbank on August 25th.,Friday morning to get a chance to be among the first customers in REI’s newest store.

The outdoor recreation retailer is the latest occupant in the building at 1900 W. Empire Ave., which used to be occupied by the now-defunct Sports Authority. The Burbank location is REI’s 150th store in the country and its 29th in the state.

Open parking spaces at that side of the Empire Center were few and far between. Many outdoor enthusiasts and those curious about the new store took up all of the spaces in front of REI as well as the spaces in front of the neighboring Lowe’s and Target stores.

“We were expecting a lot of people, but I think there’s about 1,500 to 2,000 people here,” Burbank REI store manager Peter Novahom said. “I think the Burbank community and the greater L.A. region are really excited that we’re moving in.”

At about 43,000 square feet, the Burbank REI offers an abundance of outdoor equipment, including tents, sleeping bags, mountain bicycles, clothing and camping gear.

Stop by the store to see the quality craftsmanship that HDG delivers.


HDG is also building a REI in Greenwood, CO. This one is slightly larger, approximately 45,000 sq.ft.

Please check out my post on the project.

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REI Gear and Apparel

We don’t just love and sell high-quality outdoor equipment. We also design and develop one of the largest product brands in the outdoor industry: REI Gear and Apparel. Our award-winning line of gear and clothing is exclusive to REI and combines quality, performance, style and functionality to meet the outdoor recreational needs of men, women and children.

REI also offers a full range of mountain, road and touring bikes, under the brand “Novara,” that appeal to all levels and ages of riders, from cycling enthusiasts to casual recreational riders.


REI Gives

Each year, REI dedicates a portion of its operating profits to help protect and restore the environment, increase access to outdoor activities and encourage involvement in responsible outdoor recreation.

Our grants focus on supporting and promoting outdoor volunteerism. We believe we have a unique opportunity and ability to leverage our financial giving by engaging community partners and members in environmental stewardship volunteer work.

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