Urban Creek Partners Announces Partnership with REI

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Urban Creek Partners announced its partnership with REI, a specialty outdoor retailer, to begin hosting classes and events starting on September 5 at Quarry Yards. The $400 million planned mixed-use development is located south of the Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry directly next to the Bankhead MARTA station, and right along the newly opened Proctor Creek Greenway.

“We chose to partner with REI to encourage local community members to explore the incredible outdoors around Quarry Yards and Proctor Creek,” said Jimmy Barry, partner - Urban Creek Partners. “This partnership will promote our vision for Quarry Yards that includes our focus on the outdoors and recreation.”

REI will offer a variety of outdoor classes, including photography, bicycle basics, mountain biking skills, and cycling tours along Proctor Creek Greenway. The retailer will also host outdoor events such as live music, full-moon gatherings and more.

“We believe a life outdoors is a life well-lived. We are dedicated to encouraging the Atlanta community to participate in outdoor activities as well as inspiring them through educational and social outings that help instill the fundamentals of outdoor life,” said Daniel Jessee, Outdoor Programs & Outreach Market Manager for REI in Atlanta. “Urban Creek Partners has this same vision and we can’t wait to explore Quarry Yards with the community and get them excited to get outside in this amazing venue.”