Outdoor lovers in Vancouver may soon have a new MECca.
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), the BC-born chain famous for its wilderness and outdoor gear, is planning to open a new flagship store in Olympic Village. The 45,000-square-foot space, to be located at 2nd Avenue and Quebec Street, will replace the nearby MEC store on Broadway.
The new location plans to offer outdoor gear buffs two full storeys of climbing, biking, camping and hiking equipment and clothing. In addition to having a lot more space than MEC’s current Broadway store, the new site will conform to LEED Gold standards, complete with a green roof to capture rainwater.
If approved by the city, construction of the new building is set to begin in early 2017, with a mid-2018 opening date. Continue reading:
Need gear? MEC Moving to Olympic Village