It was announced last year that Crossgates Mall would be getting an exciting new tenant. It's an outdoor recreation store popular with hikers, mountain bikers, snowboarders, rock climbers, and other outdoor sports. We now know when it will open.

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Which Outdoor Recreation Store Is Opening Soon?

REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) Co-op has signed a ten-year lease to be a tenant inside Crossgates Mall. REI is a store for hikers, rock climbers, cyclists, water sports, snow sports, fitness, and more.

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When Will REI Open In Crossgates Mall?

The grand opening from August 23-25! Doors open at 10 a.m. each day with a special giveaway. Donate to a local non-profit and grab a free coffee and an exclusive camp mug. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy an outdoor social with local non-profits, music, giveaways, and more.

If you apply for a REI Co-op Mastercard during the grand opening get a $30 REI gift card. Make your first purchase outside of REI within 60 days to score an additional $100 gift card.

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Where Will REI Be Located?

The location of REI will be near Forever 21 according to a site map filed with the ten-year lease. It will be a twenty-five thousand square foot store according to the Albany Business Review.

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Where Are The Other REI Stores?

This would be the sixth REI in New York State and the second in Upstate New York. There are locations on Long Island, in New York City, Yonkers, Carle Place, and Rochester. However, the closest REI is about eighty miles away in West Hartford, Connecticut.

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