Regency’s Indigo Square in Mount Pleasant, SC is about to become a little more adventurous, as REI will be joining the merchant lineup in the fall of 2022. One of the largest outdoor retailers in the nation, REI is known for its top-quality apparel and accessories, expert advice, equipment, and more. The co-op will replace Publix GreenWise Market and comprise 21,535 SF of retail space.
REI’s origin story began with 23 hiking friends, who, in an attempt to obtain better equipment for a reasonable price, created a membership program allowing other adventurers to share repurposed equipment. Today, every new member makes a difference, as each membership includes a donation to The REI Cooperative Action Fund, which makes grants to nonprofits who promote justice, equity, and belonging in the outdoors. Selling everything from hiking boots and camping gear, to mountain bikes and winter coats, REI's extensive collection features top brands like Patagonia, Smartwool, Yeti, Stanley, Danner, and more.
Today, the REI community has 20 million lifetime members, nearly 15,000 employees, and 168 locations in 39 states and the District of Columbia.
We’re thrilled to welcome REI to Indigo Square and to the Mount Pleasant community, said Nate Smith, Vice President, Market Officer. "REI not only perfectly aligns with Mt. Pleasant’s active lifestyle and interests, but it also aligns with Regency’s values to promote sustainability, community, and philanthropic efforts.
Conveniently located just nine miles Northeast of the bustling travel and culture hub of Charleston, SC, Mt. Pleasant offers a charming, more relaxed change of pace that remains rich in history, art, attractions, and more.
We look forward to opening a third store in South Carolina and being a resource to REI members and the broader outdoor community in and around Mount Pleasant,” said Jacki Harp, REI regional director, according to The Post and Courier. “Our local team will also seek partnerships with outdoor nonprofits to support their efforts in protecting natural places and welcoming more people outside.