Take a peek inside the construction of the REI flagship at Uline Arena

Outdoor retailer REI will open a flagship store in the District on Oct. 21, and the team behind its buildout is making progress at the one-of-a-kind site: the historic Uline Arena.

The project in Northeast D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood at Third and M streets NE will transform the storied venue where The Beatles had their first U.S. concert into the home of REI’s fifth flagship store nationwide — a 52,000-square-foot, $35 million lease from Douglas Development Corp.

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