This is a surprise - REI announced that they will close their stores on November 27, 2015. In a letter sent to members and posted on their website at http://optoutside.rei.com/
they said -
REI believes that being outside makes our lives better. That's why this Black Friday, we're closing all 143 of our stores and paying our employees to head outside.
We're a different kind of company — and while the rest of the world is fighting it out in the aisles, we’ll be spending our day a little differently. We’re choosing to opt outside, and want you to come with us.
What do you think? Do you applaud their decision, or disagree?