Outdoor retailer REI staying closed for Black Friday

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November 24, 2017 01:00 PM

For the third year in a row, instead of opening its doors on Black Friday, REI is closed and encouraging Americans to #optoutside and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends.

It'll also be paying all of its 12,000 employees to #optoutside as well.

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REI says more than 700 organizations and nearly eight million people have joined #optoutside over the past two years.

The closest REI location to the Capital Region is in Connecticut.


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