(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – Outdoor enthusiasts are about to get a new place to shop for all their sporting essentials. National specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op has signed a lease with ShopCore Properties, owners and managing entity for Downtown Palm Beach Gardens, to bring its recognized brand to Palm Beach Gardens. The approximately 25,000 square-foot space is expected to open in spring 2022 and will be located in the northwest portion of the shopping center.
“We are thrilled to welcome REI to Downtown,” said Nina Rogers, Vice President of Leasing and Specialty Centers for ShopCore Properties. “South Florida is known for its sunny weather and active lifestyle, and we can’t think of a better retailer to cater to our Palm Beach Gardens community than REI. This popular nationwide brand is an ideal addition to our elevated tenant mix of locally owned boutiques and anchor stores like Whole Foods, CMX Cinemas and Life Time.”
Founded in 1938 and today the nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI provides a wide assortment of quality outdoor gear and apparel for outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, cycling, paddling, fitness and more. REI has more than 20 million lifetime members, nearly 15,000 employees and 168 locations in 39 states and the District of Columbia.
“Downtown is central, convenient, and has a great mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment in Palm Beach Gardens,” said Gail Kirkland, REI regional director for the South. “Whether you’re new to an activity or a seasoned pro, we hope you’ll join us at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens for all your outdoor interests. We also look forward to supporting nonprofits that connect more people to the outdoors.”
As more tenants join Downtown Palm Beach Gardens, the outdoor lifestyle center is in full swing with its renovations. Construction underway includes updates to the common areas with new art panels, landscaping, sculptural seating and swings. The first phase of construction is on target for an early summer completion. Life Time, the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand, is currently under construction to bring its high-end athletic lifestyle resort with more than 100,000 square feet of best-in-class amenities and programs, and a rooftop beach club, to Downtown in Q1 2022.
Downtown Palm Beach Gardens is a premier retail destination located in the heart of a Floridian lifestyle haven. In addition to an exclusive collection of unique, local retailers, Downtown is home to over 50 shops and restaurants and is accented by an abundance of signature events, family-centric experiences, a pet-friendly atmosphere, and infinite opportunities for connection and inspiration. Downtown offers something for everyone. The merchant mix is enhanced by lush landscaping, waterfront views and expansive outdoor space for entertainment and events. Downtown Palm Beach Gardens is owned and managed by ShopCore Properties. For more information on Downtown Palm Beach Gardens, please visit downtownpbg.com.
For more information on REI, please visit rei.com.
About ShopCore Properties
ShopCore is a vertically integrated real estate company with internalized leasing, development, property management, legal, accounting and asset management functions. Currently, ShopCore leases and manages 50+ shopping centers covering approximately 20mm+ square-feet across 19 states.