(WBIR-Knoxville) Outdoor retailer REI plans to open up shop in West Knoxville.
The new, 23-thousand-plus square foot store will open at the Papermill Plaza sometime in the fall of 2014.
REI sells outdoor and camping equipment, and will also have an in-house bike shop for assembly and repair services.
REI plans to hire about 50 employees when the store opens.
The Papermill Plaza is the same shopping center where Whole Foods has announced plans to open a store. The grocer told us last month it couldn't say when construction would begin or when the store would open.