REI outdoors announced Thursday that they will open a retail space in Midtown Tampa. REI will be located on North Dale Mabry Highway and will be the first retail store in Midtown to have a tower.

This REI store will open in 2021 and we can’t wait because it will cater to the Tampa lifestyle of outdoor living. This REI location will include a specialty bike shop for upgrades and repairs as well as a watercourse to try out your new kayak.

I’m not a shopper, but I could spend some quality time in an REI outdoor store checking out all the latest in outdoor adventure equiptment.

The New York developers are working hard to make Midtown a special destination with Whole Foods, True Food Kitchen, REI and more. This property has been 20 years in the making but it’s all coming together now.

Look forward to Midtown REI in 2021.