CMG Event: REI Co-op and Union Market
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CMG Event: REI  Co-op and Union Market

CMG Event: Monday, December 11, 11 am at the REI Co-op; then Lunch at Union Market

When: Monday, December 11, 2017
11:00 AM
Where: REI Co-op
201 M Street NE
Washington, District of Columbia  20002
United States
Contact: Shannon Mikush

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At the REI Co-op store we'll learn about the company’s extensive line of walking, hiking, and outdoor gear and clothing. The D.C. flagship has built on the region’s already robust schedule of free and low-cost in-store classes, field programs and day outings. Examples of programs at popular local destinations are D.C. Monuments Sunset Kayak Tour, Overnight Backpacking in Shenandoah National Park and Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing at Carderock…REI is offering CMGs and Candidates 20% off a full-price REI brand item.


Steps away from Union Station in the NoMa neighborhood and easy access from the Metro’s red line or by bike, REI’s flagship occupies the first floor of the Uline Arena. The new flagship is more than 51,000 square feet of outdoor gear, including bike and ski and snowboard shops. If you want to try before you buy, they have a rental department, too.  Similar to their existing flagship in Denver and the SoHo area of New York City, Uline Arena has an interesting history.   Opening in 1931 as the M.J. Ice Company, its success allowed Miguel Uline to construct an adjacent 8,000 seat arena. President Eisenhower hosted his first inaugural ball at the site in 1953, and professional hockey and basketball teams entertained sports fans. The building is perhaps most famous as the site of the Beatles’ first United States concert after their Ed Sullivan Show appearance in 1964. With architecturally significant features including a concrete barrel vault roof and structural concrete arches, the Uline Arena joined the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.


After a tour and visit to REI, we'll have lunch at the Union Market, which is several blocks away. You may want to carpool with other attendees, if you’re not taking Metro.