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Eastern Mountain Sports, one of the nation’s largest outdoor retailers specializing in outdoor gear, apparel, footwear, and accessories, today announced it will open a new store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan this fall at 76th and Broadway. The 13,000 square-foot store will provide its respected, authentic service to the community’s outdoor enthusiasts, while taking advantage of its proximity to Central Park and the wide array of outdoor activities that take place throughout the year. The store will showcase apparel and gear for cycling, kayaking, backpacking, camping, climbing, hiking, snowshoeing and skiing. In addition, Eastern Mountain Sports’ signature services will include expert bike and ski technicians, foot gurus for personalized fittings, a paddlesport section, and a comprehensive travel-planning library.
â€œToday marks an important milestone for Eastern Mountain Sports, as we return to the Upper West Side of Manhattan,â€ said Will Manzer, CEO. â€œAs a retailer that’s been serving outdoor athletes and enthusiasts in the Northeast for more than 40 years, New York has always been a very important market to us. This new location, which will be a much larger, two-level store, is located in the heart of the neighborhood where our customers live. Being part of the neighborhood has always been important for us and will enable us to deepen our roots in a market where we have been for 27 years.
The Upper West Side store will have extensive offerings for kayaking, cycling, climbing, running and trail running. The selection of gear and apparel includes Eastern Mountain Sports’ proprietary products such as its outerwear layering system SYNC and TechwickÂ®, its versatile, moisture management base layer and new apparel brands such as Icebreaker and Smartwool.
About Eastern Mountain Sports
Founded in 1967 by two New England rock climbers and based in Peterborough, N.H., Eastern Mountain Sports is one of the nation’s leading outfitters of outdoor gear, clothing, footwear and accessories with 64 retail stores in 12 states. Eastern Mountain Sports designs and sells products for outdoor adventurers who participate in a variety of sports, such as mountaineering, backpacking, camping, hiking, adventure racing, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and snow sports. Eastern Mountain Sports product and technology is tested by its product development and quality assurance teams in conjunction with the Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing, Kayaking and Ski Schools. More information is available at www.ems.com.