REI in Dublin Coming End of 2011
No longer do we need to go to Fremont or Concord to check out the latest outdoor gear. REI is a national retailer providing equipment for the outdoor enthusiast. REI in Dublin will be located behind the old Circuit City. REI will be tearing down the building that has stood unfinished for a few years and constructing a 24,000sf. store. REI Dublin will lease the site that once expected to be a fireplace store but instead became engulfed in development delays and a foreclosure. Walnut Creek-based Laconia Development bought the future REI site from the lender that had foreclosed on the property. Laconia intends to tear down the unfinished building and construct a one-story REI store from scratch.
Several of the deals are filling up long-shuttered buildings once occupied by retailers that imploded and vanished during the recession. Sports Authority took half of the former Mervyn’s building, and Sprouts and Jo-Ann Fabrics are taking the one-time Circuit City store.
More information to follow as construction continues on these stores.