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(WBIR) Starting in late October, Tennessee's outdoor enthusiasts will have a new option for shopping. REI will be opening its Knoxville location on October 24, according to the company's website.

REI sells camping gear and outdoor equipment. It will also feature a bike shop with a range of professional services, according to REI's website.

The store, located in West Knoxville's new Papermill Plaza, is the chain's first in East Tennessee.

Related: Ulta to join REI, Whole Foods in Papermill Plaza

Papermill Plaza will also feature the state's first Whole Foods as well as a new location for the makeup retailer Ulta.

Whole Foods previously said it planned to open by Spring 2015.

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