CHICAGO (CBS) — Outdoor and fitness specialist REI will be moving to a new riverfront store in the Goose Island neighborhood.

The two-story, 40,000-square-foot store at Kingsbury and Eastman streets will be the company’s second facility along the Chicago River. REI already operates a kayak rental boathouse in Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown.

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The new store also will offer kayak and paddleboard rentals on the river, in addition to a full-service sporting goods store. It also will feature indoor parking, and outdoor patio, and dedicated bike parking.

The new facility will replace REI’s existing two-story store about a half-mile away, and will allow customers to test out kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes on the water before making a purchase.

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“The relocation of our Lincoln Park store will help us better connect people in Chicago to a life outdoors,” said Mike Daurio, REI Lincoln Park store manager. “When complete, our new Lincoln Park location will be one of the co-op’s most exciting retail spaces. We’ll offer direct access to kayak and paddleboard adventures on the Chicago River and a wider selection of gear for hiking, biking and camping.”

The new REI store also will various classes and outdoor experiences through REI Outdoor School.

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REI is leasing an existing building at the site for its new shop, and the store is expected to open in early 2019 after renovations are complete.